Sunday, April 29, 2018

Prairie Comics Festival

Poster by R.Pasternak

I'll be there!
MAY  5th + 6th = SAT + SUN
Winnipeg Millennium Library
It's FREEE !
https://www.facebook.com/prairiecomics/posts/601483790211782
Plus I will be taking part in a panel discussion on Saturday
3 pm to 4pm
Breaking out of the Panel: comic creators discuss the different formats comics can take, and innovative ways to showcase the medium. Whether this is in massive side-scrolling comics, mini self-made zines, or comics made in the shape of bubblegum wrappers, we will showcase ideas and brainstorm new ways to look at the medium of comics.
Panellists include: Scott A. Ford, Robert Pasternak, Hely Schumann, Alice RL

ALSO,
It's 
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
on Saturday
So come on by my table and get something for FREE

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

NAK WONDERFUL WORLDS DOCUMENTARY SHOWING




ALONG WITH 2 other great documentaries By the legendary PATRICK LOWE

Friday 7PM
April 27, 2018
100 Arthur St. Winnipeg
204-925-3456



Patrick Lowe is a Winnipeg animator, editor and writer. Best known for his short films Going Ape (1985), Gerald the Genie (1997), and A Bit Transcendental (2000), he has also written extensively about the Winnipeg filmmaking community and Canadian cinema. More recently he created a trio of excellent documentaries about Winnipeg visual artists. His late brother Greg Lowe composed the soundtracks for Andrew Milne Dreams of Machines and The Wonderful Worlds of Nak.
The Wonderful Worlds of Nak / Directed by Patrick Lowe, 2013, Canada, 27 min / Guided by a mix of new age philosophy, comic book ambition, and a fundamental belief in the interconnectedness of events, Winnipeg artist Robert Pasternak creates a fast-paced and fun vision of a colourful and eclectic universe for all to marvel at and experience.
Andrew Milne Dreams of Machines / Directed by Patrick Lowe, 2015, Canada, 29 min / In this fast-paced odyssey, multidisciplinary artist Andrew Milne creates his special brand of oversized machines to challenge the way we see the world. We see how his creations function and how ordinary people react to and interact with them.
*Winner Best Documentary / Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
*Windy Award Winner / Greg Lowe / IATSE 856 Overall Sound Prize for music composition for Andrew Milne Dreams of Machines.
Harry Nelken at Your Service / Directed by Patrick Lowe, 2017, Canada, 28 min / Legendary local actor Harry Nelken talks to the audience about his life and career. With both grace and humour, he gently regales us with stories about his family, his stage work, his Jewish heritage, and the challenges he faced playing Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Please Be Mine

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE! Spread your joy and tell someone today that you love them. AND remember to love yourself too.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CANZINE 2017 & NEW STUFF



JOIN ME at CANZINE & the ANARCHIST BOOK FAIR this SATURDAY at the MILLENNIUM LIBRARY in WINNIPEG!


I always have NEW STUFF!!

INKLINGS is a new book of INK doodles 8.5 x 5.5 in. printed on heavy green card stock.


COMXSTRIP is a set of 4 comic strips each individually boxed - 2.625 x .75 x .75 in.
Each strip is 2.25 in. wide and unrolls to 14 inches long.



MEANWHILE... this past spring I printed up (at KROMAR printing) a collection of my abstract & surreal comics called Meanwhile...
Looks like a city map until you unfold it.(see above image)

There is a poster on the other side as well. One large comic with a few smaller ones.




Part of my table display at last year's Canzine.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Secrets & Lies - Book Launch




McNally Robinson Booksellers &

At Bay Press

are pleased to present the launch of

Secrets and Lies

The 2017 At Bay Press Fiction Annual


Thursday October 12, 7:00 pm
Grant Park in the Atrium


Cover Artwork by PAS.TER.NAK, Cover Design by Matt Joudrey

Hosted by Canadian writer, artist, and designer M.C. Joudrey and featuring contributors Karen ClavelleLisa MendisVan KunderMichael JoyalRobert Pasternak, and Meghan Zahari.
The short stories and artwork included in this collection focus on the distorted and rearranged truths that we tell ourselves and others. What emerges from these pages is that loneliness is often the catalyst for how we reject or construct reality. In these stories, different considerations of loneliness are explored, and we get a sense of the solitude each one of us knows. The insightful writing that comprises this Fiction Annual captures the power that secrets and lies have in both the creation and destruction of the lives we build. By virtue of the mechanisms we rely on to elude, deflect and deny, we can find ourselves very alone in a world of our own design.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Here's The Thing


HERE'S THE THING
(working title and cover art)

At Bay Press has agreed to publish a very large and exceptional collection of my new graphic/abstract comic work! 80 full color pages of art. 8.5 x 12 in. Scheduled release date is tentatively Fall 2018.

ZOiKs KaBlaMo ABstract-O-RaMo !  I can't wait.
In 2013 after moving out of my studio of 22 years and contemplating on being a City of Winnipeg Transit driver, my comics, if they were not already abstract enough, took an inevitable wider left turn,  then up and sideways. It'll be quite a diverse collection. I've really been having a lot of fun exploring and experimenting. This book will be mostly single page pieces along with some 2 and 3-page comics as well.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Prairie Comics Festival & Acid Man


I will be presenting all of my comics, comix, minis, books and novelties at this years 2nd Annual Prairie Comics Festival May 6th - 7th, 2017. It's FREE to attend and is in a very nice venue for the second time at the Millenial Library in downtown Winnipeg. The only thing different is that it runs for two days this year.

The following weekend is TCAF in Toronto which I will be going to to mill about and trade comics!

Here below are two of my recent Acid Man Society books, No.40, Man Macine unfolds to a geo-abstract comic on one side of a sheet with many words about evolution and consciousness on the other side. No.41, ONA has a more traditional comic panel layout with a fun story about an young eye leaving home.