Category Archives: nouvelle france

259th anniversary of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham

On the morning of September 13, 1759 -also a Thursday like today- a British army under the command of General James Wolfe defeated a French army under the command of the Marquis Louis-Joseph de Montcalm just outside the walls of … Continue reading

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Audio Interview with John Swinimer of True North Country Comics

The 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 … Continue reading

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Listen to my French-language interview on “Les Oreilles d’Anne”

I recently participated in an episode of “Les Oreilles d’Anne,” a radio show normally broadcast out of Nantes, France. Its two hosts, Florent Bouchardeau and Lisa Focken, were in Montreal at the tail end of a trip across Eastern Canada, … Continue reading

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Sneak peek at Battle of The Plains of Abraham graphic novel (inked version)

I am currently at work on “Each in His Narrow Cell,” a graphic novel recounting the siege of Quebec and the Battle of The Plains of Abraham in 1759. In revisiting this pivotal moment in Canadian history, my intention is … Continue reading

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First Inked and Coloured Page of My Graphic Novel

I am currently at work on a graphic novel recounting the siege of Quebec and the Battle of The Plains of Abraham in 1759. After drawing out a 60-page sample section in pencil, I have begun the process of inking … Continue reading

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Massacre at Saint-Joachim

Throughout their siege of Quebec City in the summer of 1759, the British went about systematically raiding and destroying the French settlements both upriver and downriver from the capital of New France. During one such raid on the village of … Continue reading

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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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