Two of my favourite interests are reading and drawing. That helps
explain my interest in comics. I like most creative pursuits and
people, I guess, and hope that you have that spark in you as
I also enjoy more physical pursuits, like sailing. Since I was a
kid I have sailed locally, throughout the Mediterranean, across the
Atlantic, through the Panama Canal, and up the coast of Mexico back
home. So, yeah, I like travelling as well, including lengthy stays
in Thailand and India.
Really love animals too, but alas, I am currently petless. Maybe
you have a cat?
Well, that's me in a nutshell. A pretty mixed bag of nuts it is.
Basically, I value an open mind, broad experience, and a sense of
"It's a strange world. Let's keep it that way." -Warren Ellis
What I’m doing with my life
Unlearning a lot of what I learned in a long academic life. I liked
school a lot but now I realize, while I was busy studying, a lot of
the really cool kids were hanging out in the smoking pit. I didn't
appreciate them then as much as I do now.
Been working for awhile. Going to take some time off soon to travel
and just enjoy. Drawing. Painting. Getting drunk and posting
pictures of cats.
*Update* I am now "just enjoying". Staying in a cabin on the
sunshine coast, trying to figure out how to make it work here. Make
it back to town about once a month.
I’m really good at
My friend Goob, says I'm really good at doing anything she wants me
to do for her. Like, "I hear you're really good at giving
massages!", or "I hear you're really good at getting me a
There is actually some truth to both of these.
The first things people usually notice about me
The odd grey hair. Something I'm wearing. My ever-changing facial/
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I was reading a lot of vintage crime noir and comics (Dashiell
Hammet, Jim Thompson, Ed Brubaker) through the summer but now I
have decided to read what my current residence has to offer which
includes a lot of early Margaret Atwood. It is probably about time.
Favourite comic writers include Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, and
Sure, I like pretty much everything that Wes Anderson and Woody
Allen put out, but it is impossible for me to deny the influence
that both Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark have had on me. I
actually think they are critically underrated. All these creators
share a sense of wonder about the world which I love.
The musical landscape seems so vast, but constants for me are Sonic
Youth, The Velvet Underground, Johnny Cash, Neil Young and Jack
White. New favourites include Besnard Lakes, Grimes and Hannah
Georgas. Currently, I am really enjoying the Buddy Holly cover
album, Rave On. Artists include the Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Lou
Reed and John Doe. Worth a listen.
The six things I could never do without
-comic books, radio, thrift stores, wool, sailing, and kissing.
Maybe its just the season, but "wool" has now replaced
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...things people have made. This could be a drawing, a painting, a song, a house, a quilt, a ring, a comic...
Also, could getting a cat replace my desire for a partner?
*Update* now I have the greatest dog in the world, still thinking about getting a cat and now realize neither will replace a partner. Need it all.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I pretty much copy and pasted my entire self-summary from my POF
profile. If admitting that I also have a POF account isn't enough,
I was a nude model for drawing classes for about 10 years. It
remains my favourite job.
You should message me if
...anything screams, "Road Trip!", or suggests, coffee.