Tuesday

I never imagined it could happen to me.
 click pic for C.V.

It started with a phone call 
and ended with a 13-minute animated film

"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
A lot of it was funny, but a lot of it wasn't. 
I felt broken and I needed to heal.

November 2015 The Segal Centre, Montreal, QC
February 2016 Stewart Hall, Pointe-Claire, QC
May 21 2016 Main Film, Montreal, QC

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

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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 by the Canadian Embassy 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
 


44 YEARS FROM THE HEART
AND MORE TO COME 
WITH A FRESH SET OF ARTERIES