Tuesday, September 22, 2015


About to drive my niece to an audition this morning. Picked up this Wyeth print at a thrift store, I find this kind of stuff to leave behind, and listening to this great comp which has all there early singles  a and b sides.. the later stuff I'm not so crazy about.

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Sleepy Hollow


Tho I've seen them a number of times its a drag Motorhead are playing Riot Fest today. Apart from the fact I don't want to sit around watching a bunch of bands I have no interest in for the ticket price its farther away. New album is great too as usual and who knows this might be Lemmy's last stand.

Friday, September 18, 2015

some gear

I was super happy when I got this old bowling shoe bag since its perfect for carrying around most of the art supplies I use for sketching when out and about. Luckily I was able to pass on the super cute bowling shoes that came with it to a niece. Plus I like looking at  it.

Waiting Room

Took a friend to emergency (they're ok) which means waiting room sketches...

I love the Louvin Brothers and this record never fails to choke me up. I have a solo record by one of them and tho its ok the magic is a bit lost without the harmonies.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sleepy Hollow


Yesterday I had this monster table delivered. I saw it last year up north and it was too big and too expensive tho I fell in love with it but this year it was less then half price as half the store was closing down so it was obviously meant to be mine. Wish I knew the date this drawing table was made. It will take me awhile to organize where it will be set up , tho it could be a large dinner table.  The small drawer has a lovely old lock but sadly no key so I can't hide anything away in there tho its not locked now .Started reading this excellent so far Edgar G. Ulmer bio a filmmaker  whose low budget efforts I've always enjoyed. I've been fascinated by his life and the various accounts  and things he's been involved with and exaggerations so looking forward how this reads.

Monday, September 14, 2015


In love with my new flat file cabinet from 1910. Also some graveyard pics and a panel from The Happy Undertaker Episode 36.

I'm still in search of the perfect frame for Mignola originals. Still can't decide whether to mount the 3 together in one frame or in 3 separate ones.

Friday, September 11, 2015


I recently bought some new studio furniture including a beautiful large new drawing desk that is probably too big and and will sit in a garage for the moment but I'm quite in love with it. Not sure how old it is...50, 75..a 100 years old? its in amazing shape tho and I've not run into one like it.
I also just bought this 1910 cabinet for paper, original art etc. which will sit well with my 1950 mint color  dental cabinet I use for art supplies. As a bonus you can see my yellow bike in the reflection.  My friend  Pat Hamou did the poster for this years Polaris prize and I went to the
unveiling at the private club Soho in Toronto. Nice place and I liked these chairs. After we had pizza and he went back to Montreal.

Saturday, September 05, 2015


Tattoooo... Melissa sent me this lovely pic of her new Ghostcat tattoo which is incredibly touching.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015


I finished this block sketchbook which I didn't like at first but its problems have grown on me. I'll probably get another. Also since the pages come out easy I've parted with some pieces which is usually hard for me to do from a sketchbook.
This is the first time I've tried to upload a video onto here.. looks not so good.  Looks  better here.