The documentary that has been following myself and two other writers/artists is coming to fruition. It’s been over nine months since Kelly-Anne Riess started her documentary about the work and lives of three Winnipeg comic creators. It started out with GMB (Greg) Chomichuk and David A Robertson, but because of my extensive illustration work with David I was drawn into the group (this may or may not have been an intended pun). I had first noticed Greg’s work at C4 years ago, so it’s been a fantastic opportunity to get to know him better. He is an energetic and passionate creator. I always feel more motivated after being around him.
Artist by Night follows three creators of comics and graphic novels, exploring their techniques, their history and how they manage to create the art they do amidst the everyday needs of full time work and family life.
The documentary, Artist by Night, will premiere at the Gimli Film Festival on July 25, 2014 at 12 noon.
It will also be available through MTS On Demand and other services and stations. I will have more information on these alternates as they present themselves.
Some artwork inspired by the documentary and to show off some of what you’ll see in the documentary.