Wednesday

THE MAKING OF MY HEART ATTACK

The end of a long and rich love affair




"Larry David meets the Dalai Lama.
JELENA POPOVIC, Producer

"A brilliant and memorable way to learn!”  
TERRY GANDELL, Educational Consultant


"Made me feel the value of life.” 
CAROLINE LEAF, Animator and Painter

"Will do for the heart what THE HOCKEY SWEATER did for the puck." ROCH CARRIER


"A gem, artistic, poetic, emphatic, and medically coherent." DR. PETER BOGATY,  Director Montreal Cardiology Clinic




PLEASE JOIN ME AS I TAKE MY HEART ATTACK ON THE ROAD 


for speaking engagements
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SHELDON COHEN 


"So engaging, humourous, informative and personal. Worthy of a Ted Talk." 
BEVERLY SHAFFER,  Oscar-winning director

November 2015 The Segal Centre, Montreal, QC
February 2016 Stewart Hall, Pointe-Claire, QC
May 9-12 2016 INPUT 2016, Calgary, AB
July 11-14 2016 ANIMATOR FESTIVAL Poznan, Poland

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Montreal Gazette article by Bill Brownstein
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44 YEARS FROM THE HEART
AND MORE TO COME 
WITH A FRESH SET OF ARTERIES
(click on pic for mini-bio)



 Past Talks (scroll down)

Sunday

Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival SOUTH KOREA 2013


Programmer and Manger Kyung Hwa LEE (Kaye)
and professor and superb animator Mike Ngyuen.

Friday

BookFest WINDSOR 2012

Panel Discussion "PICTURING THE STORY"
(me, far left) (Alexander Finbow, middle) (moderator Karolyn Hart)
Glad to have been part of this excellent literary event!

Roy Thomson Hall TORONTO 2012

Sunday

Celebrating Canada ABU DHABI 2006

Invited to Abu Dhabi by the Canadian Embassy there to 'Celebrate Canada' in the UAE with other illustrators, authors and performers.

I'd like to include a small piece written by acclaimed Ottawa-based writer, Rachna Gilmore, who attended this uplifting event and expressed so eloquently what we all felt:

"We brought and shared stories from around the world because Canada is a nation of people from around the world...Sharing our stories is a way of making connections; it is as symbolic and powerful as sharing bread , and a celebration and affirmation of our common humanity."

Wednesday


TIP #1
FEEL THE RHYTHM


TIP #2
PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE


TIP #3 
FIND THE JOY



TIP #4
DO YOUR THING AND DON'T HOLD BACK
(no matter what others think)



TIP #5
(well, maybe hold back a little)



TIP #6
SHARE THE MAGIC



TIP #7 
WANT IT BAD AND MAKE IT GOOD



TIP #8
TRY IT ALL AND SEE WHAT STICKS



TIP #9
KEEP IT REAL



TIP #10
MAKE IT WHOLE


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Monday




Pastels from THE SWEATER




Illustrations from THE HOCKEY SWEATER





Illustrations from THE BOXING CHAMPION




Illustrations from THE LONGEST HOME RUN








Illustration from THE BASKETBALL PLAYER
Illustrations from THE FLYING CANOE