Sunday, March 28, 2021



I make a lot of comics. For the past couple months I’ve also been making a fun retro Sunday Comics page.  

Monday, February 8, 2021

Event #6 featuring Robert Pasternak discussing the book 'Place Into Being'


An intimate chat in my studio DISCUSSING my book of coMics+abstract comiCs  PLACE Into BEING
Hosted by my publisher Matt Jaudrey of At Bay Press and sponsored by Safe At Home

7 PM Central Time

Registration is required. All ages event.

Each registrant will receive a free e-book (pdf format) of the work being read and discussed.
The event will be approximately 1 hour long.

The event will also be live-streaming on Youtube and Facebook.

The Better Book Club

An intimate reading and discussion series, featuring authors and artists published by At Bay Press. Every Monday, we will host a session via Zoom with live-streaming on Youtube and Facebook for 8 weeks, starting MondayJanuary 4th 2021. Each week, an At Bay Press author (and artist if the book is a graphic novel or visual book) will read from their latest novel, poetry collection, or graphic novel. Readings will be followed by an open discussion with attendees, just like a regular book club, but better since the author of the work will be in attendance! 

Each registrant will receive a free e-book (pdf format) of the work being read and discussed prior to the event. Each event will be approximately 1 hour long. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear from your favourite authors and be able to speak directly with them from the comfort of your own home.

About the book: Robert Pasternak (NAK) is a virtuoso of the sequential art form. An adept panelologist and painstaking craftsman. Despite a loyal and attentive following, awareness of his work is limited. In many ways, what may appear to be a constraint is part of the NAK mystery and lore. The abstract comics medium is highly complex and only vaguely understood. For NAK, it’s merely a brushstroke. Yet, to define this artwork as abstract could be considered derivative. To the observer, NAK is ocular candy. Psychedelic sensuality.

Delve into the NAK experience, an explorative expedition contained in this first published volume of his work. This creative journey will compositionally challenge and cerebrally stretch the current understanding of comics.Each registrant will receive a free e-book (pdf format) of the work being read and discussed prior to the event.

About the author: Robert Pasternak (NAK) is an 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 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. In 2012 The Wonderful Worlds of Nak, a documentary by Patric Lowe was produced by MTS.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Think all about it!

Needs no words. This fun little newspaper project has 16 pages of absorbing hard hitting  abstract Comics. From the front lines of my drawing desk to your mailbox. Or you can view these comics online by going to Eat-Less Comics, the link in The NAKUNIVERSE on your right.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

In the beginning...

One month ago a started a new body of work that took me by surprise and It’s all I’ve been able to think about as all other plans or projects were just left dangling. It’s a new sci-fi world called Echelon. There are 40 pictures created to date and I will be posting them one at a time at random throughout the next month or two on a new blogger site. You can get there through the NAKUNIVERSE links to your right. It’s a simple style but fun and there is a lot going on in this place. Hope you enjoy it. 

Nominated but no cigar

My book Place Into Being was nominated for a Manitoba book award this past month, but alas, did not win.  The book that should have won, actually did. I only say it this way because of the 3 books nominated, it was the only one that made real sense for the category nomination. Congratulations to Portraits of the North. Onward and upward.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Pasternak iS UNFOLDING

Hope you can make it out. It'll be a doozy!

DEC 3rd - 28th

5:30 - 9:00

Multifaceted Winnipeg artist Robert Pasternak is UNFOLDING in an exhibit of a diverse and fun packed exploration of new work and discoveries at Fleet Galleries, 65 Albert Street, December 3rd-28th, with an opening reception on First Friday December 6th, 5:30pm-9pm.

This curated "group show of one" celebrates Robert's unique diversity in both subject matter and styles under the theme of unfolding. Through a lyrical, metaphysical and literal sensibility, robert culls together a sampling of studio work of surreal paintings, abstract comics, geometric drawings, novelty packaging and sculptural effects.