Get this: my series of children’s books illustrated with the melancholy paintings of Edvard Munch have been a huge success in Europe! In case you have forgotten, in these books, Papa Bear (A.K.A GNAY, A.K.A. The Buddha, A.K.A. Christ, A.K.A Oprah), with great magnanimity and wisdom, guides his bear family through life’s little ups and downs. In fact, “Too Much Wine for Momma Bear” went double Platinum in Lithuania! This caught the eye of the Canadian Arts Council and they have asked me to write a short story based on the thought provoking paintings (but not whimsical) of Alex Colville. I originally said no, but a $357,000 government grant changed my mind!


June 20, 2016

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