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topical tom 26 Jul 08 - 06:55 AM
Azizi 26 Jul 08 - 10:27 AM
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Subject: BS: John Weldon
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 09:55 AM

I know that John Weldon hangs out some at Mudcat so I thought Mudcatters might like to see Bill Brownstein's column from today's Montreal Gazette.

Bill Brownstein's column on John Weldon


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Subject: RE: BS: John Weldon
From: bobad
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 11:02 AM

John, is there any way to purchase a copy of your comic book by post or through the internet?


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Subject: RE: BS: John Weldon
From: john f weldon
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 04:02 PM

Thanks Mike for posting that.

Bobad. Sure. There are seven issues so far. $3.99 each, or all seven for $24.99, including postage.

You can see the covers here:

Ashcan Alley News

Send me an e-mail with a mailing address here:

felix5385@sympatico.ca

Thanks for the interest.
cheers
John


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Subject: RE: BS: John Weldon
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 06:21 PM

http://www.nfb.ca/collection/films/fiche/?id=33629

Interesting.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: John Weldon
From: Beer
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 06:56 PM

Much appreciated Mike. Wish I would have had more time to chat with you John. Hopefully next year or somewhere sooner.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: BS: John Weldon
From: gnu
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 08:06 PM

Greeeeat stuff. I have been a fan for years, but missed some of it.

Ya gotta love the internut eh.


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Subject: RE: BS: John Weldon
From: john f weldon
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 08:13 PM

Thanks all, for all the interest. The NFB site can be confusing at times; this spot has two films you can watch online....

Loggie and Spec D.


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Subject: RE: BS: John Weldon
From: topical tom
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 06:55 AM

Hello again, John. It was nice talking (albeit briefly) with you at Apple Hollow Music Fest.I love your work!


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Subject: RE: BS: John Weldon
From: Azizi
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 10:27 AM

Congratulations, John!

Here's an excerpt from that article:

"John Weldon has come full circle. The Oscar-winning Montreal animator has returned to his artistic roots: the comic book.

Weldon still ranks as one of the National Film Board of Canada's most celebrated and respected animators. Among his two dozen creations are the cult favourite Log Drivers' Waltz and Special Delivery, which earned Weldon a trip to the Oscar podium in 1979 to pick up the statuette for Best Animated Short...

The comic-book thrill stayed with him throughout his tenure at the NFB. Rather than spend his retirement years tooling around the garden, he started drawing again with a vengeance and created a new comic book series, Ashcan Alley, which revisits some older themes and characters"...

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/columnists/story.html?id=c86aaeae-e743-43bc-a8fa-4615e4c60479

John Weldon returns to his comic roots
BILL BROWNSTEIN, The Gazette
Published: Friday, July 25 [2008]

-snip-

Here's another excerpt:

"In the last copy of Ashcan Alley, there's a telling frame featuring two of Weldon's favourite characters, Father Blueberry, a defrocked priest who has lost his religion, and Andromeda Vanguard, a lovably scattered artist. After checking out Vanguard's latest canvas, a mystified Blueberry laments to Vanguard: "I don't get it!" To which the artist replies: "You're not supposed to get it. It's ART!"

This is a not-so-subtle shot at the pretensions of the art world. "Let's just say I've run into a lot of art in my life," Weldon says with a sigh. "Much of it has been incomprehensible, even when it's my friends who have done it."

-snip-

John, I'll be contacting you to get my very own copies of these comic books.

Thanks for continuing to share your art and commentary with the world!
-Azizi

PS:

I posted a slightly different version of this comment in another current thread about a Canadian Mudcatter.


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Subject: RE: BS: John Weldon
From: Azizi
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 05:40 PM

I just received my copies of John Weldon's "Ashcan Alley" comic books.

John, your sense of humor {excuse me, "humour"} is totally wacked.
And I love it!

To paraphrase a character in John's first edition, these comics "are a work of depth and brillance". I chuckled reading every page.

If you haven't contacted John to get your very own copies of Ashcan Alley, do it. They're great!


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Subject: RE: BS: John Weldon
From: Peace
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 06:21 PM

Deja vu! Ditto that!


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