Member since August 02, 2008
Bio Acadian-canadian liberal gal and author of Sooky Rottweiler in the Sherpa section.
This user has no shared collections.
View More Collections
commented on Smith
23 days ago
Coincidently, we humans try very hard not to think that the water at the beach gets raw sewage once in a while…
commented on Sooky Rottweiler
24 days ago
All that being said, I have to get used to a new city and want to explore new ways to improve the strip. Sooky will be taking a brake until late december. I may make a cartoon or two during the holidays and there will certainly be a year-in-review for december 31st. In the meantime, I will make a blog for the strip. Should be out there to start the next year.
Unlike many of my left-wing french-canadian buddies, I don’t think you have to be militaristic, federalist and monarchist to celebrate nov. 11. I hate bagpipes as much as they do, but thousands of french canadians fought in both world wars or were precious witnesses to insane events in Bosnia or Rwanda, (where great liberal Roméo Dallaire made a name for himself).A lot of native canadians fought, too, before they even got the right to vote (same can be said about black americans), but it was all to get rid of a tyrant who would have sent us all to the gas chambers for being “inferior”. Hiroshima and Auswich were as stupid as humans could get as a living species. We had to re-think how we lived with other people. In the end, it gave us the UN, Human Rights (at least the idea of it). It gave us decolonization. It was also a major turn in the country’s history. In Normandie, we were the only foreigners who spoke the local’s language and we re-took contact with France. It gave us DeGaulle in Montréal, the Quiet Revolution and a modern, multicultural Canada.
commented on Snow Sez . . .
25 days ago
Buddha would have said “Life is suffering”…
commented on Sooky Rottweiler
about 1 month ago
If I choose to tackle serious subjects, I prefer to tackle them wth a laugh and some good drawings. This thing needs to be more funny!
I call this one :“Another brick in the Firewall, part 4”.
Most of what I know about “The Wall”, I know from a friend of mine. You know, one of those people that were bullied in school. with grades so high at age 11 about stuff it’s easy to memorize and spit out on a test sheet but with social and psychological skills so low that the guy dropped out of high school at age 15, he is now unemployed, close to age 30 and still living with his dad. Out of every 100 dollars his father will give him, 80 will go to buying games, 10 will go towards cigarettes and 10 will go to buy food, never comes out of his house durng th day…
He told me "The Wall’ was about how mean mothers and women can be to men, it’s about something else; isolation, th fear of the outside World, of other people.
I’m a great admirer of the information technology, I am well aware that I have a nerdy job and a nerdy life and a nerdy pastime, and the internet is revolutionizing the World, but it has a dark side; pathological associability to the point of not only becoming non-exitsent to the “real World”, but also a pain in the neck around the internet as well. There are even some revendicate themselves as sufferers of Aspergers, like it"s some kind of a trend, not a disease!
That’s not cool. The virtual world is awesome, but it cannot exist without the real World. The real World can exist without the virtual one. Yes, it is scary, real people’s actions have real consequences and they don’t speak according to a script, but the more we surround ourselves with safe, non-threatening fiction, the scarier the real World will get.
commented on Smith
about 1 month ago
I imagine they get pretty much the same look as canadians who say they’re not hockey fan (see american football guy)
…or the french-canadians who say they’re not Canadiens ’fans…
Looks like a new, old-fashioned cowboys (That’s Harper and premier Alward!). vs. indians standoff is unfolding about 60 kilometers north of Moncton on highway 11, on the Elsipogtog First Nations.Paramilitaries, snipers, police cars on fire, it’s Oka all over again, or Burnt Church, or Kouchibougouac, or so many other places…This time, it’s the mikmac first nation of Elsipogtog, the biggest in New-Brunswick, with acadian and english-canadian actvists, against the RCMP (the cute police in the red coat that even I couldn’t resist drawing) and shale gas companes who want to make exploration there. 40 people were arrested last week, including the chief.Truth is, as cute and emblematic as their their red suit can be for english Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted police has a pretty rocky past not only with the First Nations, but also with the Acadians; there was their sneaky expulsion of Jackie Vautour and his village to make way for a nature park (Kouchibougouac) in the 1970s, there were their violence duing protests to save two french-language school from closing in Saint-Sauveur, NB in 1997, the Burnt Church crisis, where they bascically tried to sink a mikmac boat… Long story short, people of all skin colors here and all languages here don’t really believe it when the RCMP tells them the indians started the riots in Elsipogtog.
We’re all behind the Mikmacs on this one!
“Another Brick in the Firewall, pt 2”
It became a cliché in movies whenever someone is in the dark, watching tv or in a computer: the screen would somehow project a clear image of what the actor is watching on the actor’s face, so we, as viewers, can figure it out, too.
In Quebec, rom-com-style tv show called “Un Gars, Une Fille” (A Guy, a Girl) ran for almost a decade and turned that cliché around. It was the day before flat screens, computer monitors still had thick, heavy but reflective glass so whenever the Radio-Canada team wanted to show the main couple of “Un Gars, Une Fille” online in a story, they filmed the computer screen with their reflection in it.
You can’t play with reflections like that in cartooning, so I thought that drawing Sooky “in” the tv, would work on the same principle. In a way, it means he’s playing in his digital World and to him, the real World just does not exist for him at the moment.
But then, there’s always someone, like Taco, or mom with diner ready, to burst your digital bubble!
If languages were a bunch of kids, Spanish and Italian would be those two twins who play at pretending to be each other to confuse people!
Little tribute to Legend of Zelda, my favorite video game series ever!
Copyright © 2013. Universal Uclick, All rights reserved.