Thursday, January 16, 2014


My 1940's Easterbrook Inkwell has sadly been neglected of late. Should be getting back into regular use soon again.
I've been wanting a copy of the first book on Halloween by Ruth Kelley for awhile and I finally got a copy in excellent condition form 1919. As a bonus I got this 1915 Halloween Party planning book with  tons of great stuff in it, including lots of great plays on rhymes.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


As I was straightening some stuff up my new 3d camera arrived. I have no idea if I'm going to like it but  I loved the old stereoscopic Diaboleries book so much I ordered one.

As a punk rock teenager I started doing artwork for bands which I did for awhile here and there including a one hit wonder pop/hip hop band that I had mentioned to someone and it was a group they loved. This artwork is not from that band but various death metal/industrial/punk bands and it still makes me chuckle.

Every now and then I pull out original artwork for the complete issue of Paul Terry Comics #114. I have no idea who did the art but I love it. And my original Richard Sala.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Last Night

was taken out to eat at the only 100 percent sustainable seafood sushi place in the world! Thats right the world. It was delicious but it also meant I couldn't have eel.


If  I want to risk being crushed to death by a book I read this massive book on Magic in bed with a coffee.

Monday, January 06, 2014


The writer of the first kids/ya book I ever worked on Diary of a Fairy Godmother by Esme Raji Codell (still my favorite) sent me this mirror after I finished which of course still hangs up and I love.

Sunday, January 05, 2014


Another favorite Montreal purchase..


Apart from the fact that the movie looks stunning on this restoration seeing the original credits and some missing scenes including the face melting ending that hasn't been seen in fifty years and only in Japan is pretty amazing.

The Tree

has been de-ornamented and I've got a afternoon of studio straightening up ahead of me. Going to catch the Cronenberg Evolution exhibit this week at TIFF.

Saturday, January 04, 2014


Montreal is a bit of a second home for me ( Croatia being third since most of my family is still there)  in that some of my oldest and dearest friends live there and I love it, usually going there once a year or so.  It was great to go there over New Years for a week since I had not been back for almost two years tho it was cold as heck! I actually like the cold but there are limits, luckily there was only one day of truly face freezing madness and that was the day I made reservations to take a friend out for his birthday dinner and the place was having a heating problem haha and people were eating in parkas… luckily the food more then made up for it. Heres some random photos.'

 I'm to lazy to fix the order so here goes… Monkey..

Dinner,  Octopus and fish soup.. both amazing
There's not  much food I don't like  and would have a hard time choosing a favorite meal but I 
love going to a classic French brasserie and having appetizers and steak frites..

View from my friends couch where I stayed.

Former bowling alley now a bar where a friend dj's, waiting for him to show up..

I got on the wrong earlier train as the numbers were similar and waited at the next station for the right one which oddly matched my clothes. Oddly as well since the wrong train had the right seat number for  ticket and space on a sold out train and the wrong following train was empty and my seat ticket number was non existent… i made it home from the earth tone twilight zone regardless..

One of my vinyl purchases in Montreal , reissue of the Octopus record from 1970, a inappropriate cover and gatefold that I love for a great pop/psych record.

waiting for me when I got home.. I"ve been dieing to see the Dracula restoration and thanks to my new all region player I finally can..

Japanese demon book..

beautiful night in Montreal.. this is the church where the gangsters/mafia goodfellas get there final good bye's/

picture from tumbler of one of my favorite french cartoonists Yves Chaland..