Drawing of Jack Ruttan copyright Patrick Hènaff, 2008.
Jack Ruttan is a freelance writer, translator, critic, and illustrator.
Born in Calgary in 1958, he has lived in Montreal for nearly 18 years. These days, he writes scripts for television documentaries (most recently for "What's That About?: The Science of Everyday Life"), pitch documents for new and proposed shows for a variety of clients, and draws cartoon illustrations.
In 2004, he went to Thailand to represent the "Ink on the Edge" exhibition of 15 Montreal comic artists in Bangkok.
That year, he also worked on the documentary portions of "The Lord of the Rings Concert" with Howard Shore.
He was the visual arts columnist for the Montreal Mirror, 1990-1991. Among many other publications, he has written for Canadian Art, La Revue Espace, Matrix, and Books in Canada.
This is a new page, and I'm still working on it. I want it to be more of a fluid thing, changing periodically, with graphics and interesting stuff. In the meantime, I'm still looking for a place for some of my older, but pleasant things.
Here are stories from my Grandmother's journal, about settling in Alberta at the beginning of the last century, and pictures and people from Hardisty, Alberta.