HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE! Spread your joy and tell someone today that you love them. AND remember to love yourself too.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
JOIN ME at CANZINE & the ANARCHIST BOOK FAIR this SATURDAY at the MILLENNIUM LIBRARY in WINNIPEG!
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)
Part of my table display at last year's Canzine.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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
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 Clavelle, Lisa Mendis, Van Kunder, Michael Joyal, Robert 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.
Friday, July 21, 2017
HERE'S THE THING
(working title and cover art)
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
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.
MY animated short film Traffiiik will be showing at this years Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) in Australia June 18-25. Monica Lowe, Distribution Director at the Winnipeg Film Group was invited to curate and present a program of shorts from the Winnipeg Film Group catalogue.
Canada, 1’30, 2007
Four Faces of the Moon
Canada, 12’56, 2016
Nude descending (After Duchamp)
Canada, 2’00, 2013
5¢ a Copy
Ed Ackerman, Gregory Zbitnew
Canada, 5’00, 1980
"The Talk" True Stories about the Birds & the Bees
Canada, 8’50, 2016
Sun Moon Stars Rain
Canada, 3’20, 2009
Canada, 1’12, 2009
Canada, 5’07, 2009
Canada, 1’11, 2008
Canada, 2’30, 1980
Neil McInnes, Cathy McInnes
Canada, 5’00, 2007
Mike Maryniuk, Matthew Rankin
Canada, 3’30, 2008
Canada, 3’28, 2013
Canada, 6’28, 2013
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Get Your Crazy Goggles on
because I'll have mine
Robert Pasternak in 3D in front of the WSO !
Performing / Creating / Live Imagery in VIRTUAL REALITY to a New Music Composition - Migration Patterns by Christos Hatzis
Saturday - January 28th - 7:30pm (second half approx. 8:30pm) Tickets $25
Centennial Concert Hall
CHRISTOS HATZIS, Composer
ROBERT PASTERNAK, Visual Artist
Robert Pasternak (NAK) Visual Artist, father, illustrator, graphic designer, novelty product inventor / manufacturer and filmmaker, spanning the themes of the cosmic, surreal, technological, metaphysical and what it means to be human. He has been creating and exhibiting his art in Winnipeg for almost 40 years. His science fiction illustrations have appeared on Amazing Stories and On Spec magazine, on book covers for Guy Vanderhague and Timothy Findley. In 1994 he won the Aurora award in Canadian Sci-Fi art. His short films have played all over the world, with his first experimental short The Affirmation Of Jimmy Brown being selected for the Venice Film Festival in 2004. In 2012 The Wonderful Worlds of Nak , a documentary by Patric Lowe was produced by MTS. In 2015 he performed on stage alongside his daughter Zorya Arrow in her choreographed theatrical alt-dance Genetics Project. Also in 2015 The Pasternak Award was formed in his honor by the Central Canada Comics Convention (C4) to be given annually to a local Winnipeg Artist who has given back to the community.
Khal Shariff, Creative Director, CEO of Project Whitecard Inc.