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Posts by Jeffrey Mackie

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New tab, old story

Flitting from parties to jobs they dislike and on to potential art happenings, New Tab’s 20-something Montreal creative class ends up with more beer than poetry.

Scouting in October 1970

Although I have long been aware of the popular Paul series by Michel Rabagliati, Paul Joins the Scouts is my first reading experience. Graphic novels are not the first things I reach for, but I was interested in exploring the genre. The series, which Rabagliati began in his thirties, is semi-autobiographical. In his own biography the author explains that he has been a life-long fan of comics and began to create his own after working many years as a graphic designer.

Going home again

Travelling Light is a collection of short stories by Peter Behrens, the winner of the 2006 Governor General’s Award for fiction. Arranged more geographically than chronologically, his collection contains some of Behrens’ earliest pieces as well as some more recent stories.