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MONTREAL Notebook 2011

For several years now I have been part of GNW show for Network 10 which documents, for primarily Australian audiences, The Montreal Comedy Festival. 

In the time it takes to set up cameras, or prepare me for the onslaught, or while waiting for wayward comedians to escape the miasma of another night of over-indulgence, I have time to pen.  I'll be suited, sat, mic'd and waiting.  I am more often than not sat in squat airless rooms on the mutant offspring of Mephis-design chairs.  The rooms feel like well appointed dungeons.  Of the few items in the room of any worth, or warmth, are plants.  (Occasionally, I am afforded a view of the city beyond the confines of these rooms, thought this only occurs if we are not too deep underground).  And, occasionally, I am allowed in a garden. 

 

 

 


The year before last I began writing the names of the comedians, ranconteurs, jovialists and bon vivants I was about to chat with beside the scribbles I had made proir to their arrival. 

Here are a small seletion.

The complexity, or lack thereof, of each drawing bears no relationship to the punctuality, or lack thereof, of the comedian.

 

 

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Reader Comments (2)

Thrilled to see you're making such progress with the website, would love to know when you make updates...?

Some of these pen drawings would make great coasters. And your prints on a tea towel? Would go with my anatomy themed flour sacks. I will await them with baited breath...

All all and all the dry worlds lever,
Stage of the ice, the solid ocean,
All from the oil, the pound of lava.
City of spring, the governed flower,
Turns in the earth that turns the ashen
Towns around on a wheel of fire.

July 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate Llewellyn

Hello Mr. McDermott,
Do you use a specific size of note book as with your 5x7s? It is difficult to tell because the images are all different sizes but if you are taking them with you to Montreal I would think that you would.
Natalie

September 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

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