Central Canada Comic Convention - C4 in Winnipeg at the RBC Convention Centre
Rolls out again OCTOBER 26th-28th and I am right there Saturday and Sunday Only. I'll be...soaking in it. Come and Join me! I'll have EVERYTHING there; Comics, books, posters, novelties, original art and one of a kind novelty rarities from the NAKFACTORIUM.
Pasternak at C4 in 2016
(Cardboard cut-out of me may not be exactly as Illustrated)
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
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 ofMachines 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.
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 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.