Registration open for my art classes at the Visual Arts Centre!

I’m very excited to be teaching two courses this Fall at the Visual Arts Centre in Westmount:  “Initiation à l’illustration/Introduction to Illustration” on Thursday mornings from 10am-1pm and “La bande dessinée et le roman graphique/Comics and the Graphic Novel” on Thursday evenings from 7pm-10pm. Classes begin on September 27 and go for 12 weeks. They will be taught in both English and French. Here are the two brief course descriptions that can be found on the VAC Fall/Winter program:

 

Initiation à l’illustration/Introduction to Illustration

Begin your exploration by illustrating a simple phrase or poem, and progress toward a more involved comic or graphic project. Learn basic skills of illustration, from initial sketch and design, to addition of ink, line, wash, and watercolour. A unique voice and style emerge as you see your own stories come to life on paper. No experience in writing or drawing is required. Materials include ink, watercolour, charcoal, etc.

La bande-dessinée et le roman graphique/Comics and the Graphic Novel

The graphic novel applies the traditional visual and narrative devices of comics to book-length works featuring nuanced characters and richly developed plot lines. In addition to learning comics-making skills, students will be introduced to the specific considerations that go into more ambitious, long-term projects. Topics include character development, narrative arcs, dialogues, world building, and the fostering of a personalized visual style. No writing or drawing experience required.

Registration for courses at VAC is now open! For more details and/or to download their full Spring/Summer program, go to https://www.visualartscentre.ca/register/?focus=Beaux-arts%2FFine+Arts

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El camino es fatal como la flecha

“El camino es fatal como la flecha/ pero en las grietas está Dios que acecha”(“The road is as fatal as an arrow/ but God is watching in the cracks.”

-Jorge Luis Borges, from “Para una versión del I King”

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Comics adaptation of “Birches” by Robert Frost

Here is my comics adaptation of a section of the poem “Birches” by Robert Frost (written in 1913-14). This comic was commissioned by and originally appeared in the American magazine Plough Quarterly: http://www.plough.com/en

Click here to read the complete poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44260/birches Birches1Birches2 Continue reading

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Comics adaptation of Siegfried Sassoon’s “Before the Battle” in Plough Quarterly!

The new issue of Plough Quarterly, featuring my adaptation of Siegfried Sassoon’s poem “Before the Battle” (1916), is now out in print and online. You can read the comic here: https://www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/poetry/before-the-battle

To view all of the contents of this latest issue of Plough Quarterly: https://www.plough.com/en/subscriptions/quarterly/2018/summer-2018-issue-17

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Audio Interview with John Swinimer of True North Country Comics

cropped-cropped-truenorth_logo11The interview I gave to John Swinimer about my ongoing graphic novel project about the Battle of the Plains of Abraham is now up on the True North Country Comics website:

Interview with Julian Peters about his literary graphic work

My main personal take-away from listening to this now and hearing myself from a third person perspective is 1) I sure do say “uh” a lot and 2) Man! I really do have a pretty pronounced Montreal Anglo accent.

A big thank you to True North Country Comics for taking an interest in my work and for promoting Canadian comics across the nation and beyond!

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Complete “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” comic available for order!

I have finally gotten around to publishing a high-quality, glossy printed edition of my comics adaptation of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot (see post below). These comics are now available for order for $15 (Canadian) plus shipping costs ($5 within Canada, $12 for US and International).

Also available for order at the same price are the sample sections of my graphic novel about the British conquest of Canada, described in the post below.

To place an order, please contact me at info@jpeterscomics.com.

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Julian Peters Comics at TCAF 2018!

This weekend, for the first time, I will have a booth at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, at the Toronto Reference Library and other satellite venues downtown: http://www2.torontocomics.com/ I will be peddling my wares at table 256 in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon on the second floor of the Reference Library. In addition to launching my first full printed edition of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot” A Comics Adaptation,” I will also be selling a 22-page full-colour sample section of my ongoing graphic novel project, “Each in His Narrow Cell.” While the cover wording, it occurs to me now, may give the impression that this is some megalomaniacal fantasy about Julian Peters conquering Canada, it is actually a  dramatic retelling of the British conquest of the French colony of Canada in 1759, which happens to have been written and illustrated by Julian Peters.

 

 

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