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Archive for February 2008

What were they thinking

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kkk-sto.jpg The proprietors of this run down store were either blissfully unaware of the connotations their name evoked or were unabashed racists.I think it was done innocently but am sure it was pointed out to them over and over again 

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February 29, 2008 at 11:39 pm

Venables

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I think this could be put down as one of those “seemed like a good idea at the time” ideas.
 

 

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February 29, 2008 at 4:25 pm

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Sunrise Market

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sunrise-mkt2.jpgSunrise Market is a busy,chaotic chinatown institution, always bustling and filled to the brim with any produce you could want. It feels thrown together, with random add-ons.I couldn’t believe it when I crossed the street for this sketch and spotted their huge delivery trucks parked on the roof 

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February 28, 2008 at 4:57 pm

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Molly’s

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I‘m not sure if Molly’s is still in existence or not, this sketch was done years ago as part of my disappearing corner stores and cafes. At Second and Columbia in Vancouver it was one of those places where all coffee was brewed and Nabob was king. The only choice you had was to have it or not. Sandwiches were on white bread except for some of the more adventurous who could offer 60% whole wheat. 

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February 28, 2008 at 2:12 am

Flood Watch

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Fraser River Flood watch


The spring of 2007 promised high water with predicted flooding along the Fraser River in B.C. A farmer whose land was particularly vulnerable used his humor to deal with the impending disaster, producing this wonderful and well equipped character.

Now, a couple of seasons later he is still on duty but looking a little “worse for the wear”. Slumped and bored he just won’t stop, move over energizer bunny! 

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February 27, 2008 at 3:43 am

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