I went to Gatineau to the Rendez-vous de la BD last weekend and met some incredible people whom I was deeply inspired by. As usual, I chatted a bit with the lovely Gautier Langevin, ran into some printing Montrealers who go by the name "La logique du Calendrier", met a budding artist called Sacha and seriously considered sending a part of my comic through Planches magazine. The highlight was meeting Julie Rocheleau, whose style is impeccable, blending a near Lautrec rough pencil line with solid and contrasting colors, witnesses of the digital age. Her story is also quite impressive, at least from my perspective: it seems everything just fell into place. Her advice: meet people, work with people, love it.
In BIGGER news, I passed the second interview for the Jeunes Volontaires program and have my last interview next Thursday. I will know then if I get help for funding my project (and my foods) and in preparation for this (also just for kicks) I've subscribed to a 3-month comic book workshop by Olivier Carpentier, who collaborated on Far-Out with Gautier. It's taking place at the Centre Lajeunesse starting January. I'm also planning on subscribing to the CEGEP du Vieux-Montreal's workshops by Jimmy Beaulieu later in 2016.
Last but not least, I've been doing my homework: live drawing at Dawson this week. I remember having the same model almost 10 years ago during my first university-level drawing classes!!! It was fun to see him as an older person but I really went overboard with the exaggeration for some of the drawings... :)