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My drawings at the Papier 2017 Contemporary Art Fair

Montreal’s Papier is an art fair dedicated exclusively to the paper medium, one of the largest of its kind in North America and the largest contemporary art fair in Quebec. This year I will be among the up-and-coming and most … Continue reading

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Leonard Cohen in The Tower of Song

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Translation of a Montreal song from 1709

Back in 2012, I created a comic based on the lyrics of a song written in 1709 by the Montreal painter, money forger, and jailbird Jean Berger (1681-?). Jean Berger was suspected of being involved in the beating of Saint-Olive, the … Continue reading

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English Translation of Émile Nelligan’s “Déraison” and “Le Fou” in Winning Writers

The latest issue of the Winning Writers ( newsletter is out today, and it features my comics adaptation of nineteenth-century Montreal poet Émile Nelligan’s “Déraison” and “Le fou”, now accompanied with my English translation of the two poems. I am reproducing … Continue reading

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Le Poète Public honours me with a poem!

A couple of days ago, one of my Italian students brought me a poem about me by Robert Séguin, Montreal’s very own public poet. Le Poète Public has set up his made-to-order poetry booth on Prince-Arthur Street, just next to … Continue reading

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Julian Expozines Himself – 2014

      Once again this year, I’ll be aggressively hawking my wares at Expozine, one of North America’s largest independent press fairs. The fair takes place this weekend, Saturday November 15 and Sunday November 16, in the densely aromatic … Continue reading

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“A Lesson in Poetry” – An Exercise in Deliberately Self-Important Fiction

Jack stared broodingly out the window at the falling snow, and as he did so, he reflected that he himself was like that snow, ethereal and pure, fallen down to earth only to be trampled underfoot by unfeeling, indifferent passersby, … Continue reading

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