GALLANT Gregory

GALLANT Gregory (SETH)

(Nom de plume “Seth.”)

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Circa 1990’s. It’s A Great Life If You Don’t Weaken.

“I think that if there’s any hope of raising the medium, you have to think of yourself as an artist and the story has to have literary concerns. You’ve really got to try to consciously craft something that has real meaning.”                               Globe and Mail 11 Sept.1993: C1.

Gallant earns a living as a illustrator for publications such as Saturday Night, Toronto Life and The Washington Post. He remarked to journalist Cathal Kelly, “The comic [Palookaville] doesn’t buy me anything. Well maybe a hamburger.”

He was part of a group which included his two friends Chester Brown and Joe Matt which mined the autobiographical cartoon genre so prevalent in the early 1990’s. “It’s a reaction against what’s always gone on in comics, which is way too much fantasy. So much fantasy that as a sheer reaction to get away from it , you want to [tell] the most real thing [you] knew, which was you own life.” [C1] Although the comic books of these three sold in small quantities per issue (3000 – 7000), they attracted mail from across North America, Europe and Asia.

He was one of the illustrators on Dean Motter’s Mr. X.

Gallant had an idea for a comic he named Palookaville. Oliveros owner of Drawn and Quarterly decided to publish it. Gallant became one of the company’s core artists. Palookaville, is in reality Toronto,and tells slice of life stories based on the artist’s own experiences. The first issue dealt with Gallant being mistaken for a homosexual and beaten up in a Toronto subway station in the mid 1980’s. It has been described as wielding the great emotional power of a good short story.

While the three friends Gallant, Brown and Matt have all exploited the autobiographical vein of cartoon stories to the maximum all three in 1993 were wanting to move away from it into fiction and history.

 

In 1996 Oliveros and the Drawn and Quarterly artists were featured guests at the Haarlem Comics Festival in the Netherlands in Europe.

He won the 2005 Doug Wright Best Book Award for Clyde Fans Book 1 and the 2010 Doug Wright Best Book Award for George Sprott (1894-1975).

WORK:

CARTOONIST:

BOOK GRAPHIC:

Content:

Novel :

It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken. Drawn & Quarterly, Sept. 1996.

Bannock Beans and Black Tea. Drawn & Quarterly, Jan. 2004.

Clyde Fans, Book,1. Drawn & Quarterly, Mar. 2004..

Wimbledoon Green. Drawn & Quarterly, Oct. 2005.

George Sprott 1894 – 1975. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2009.

Palookaville 20. Drawn & Quarterly, Sept. 2010.

The G.N.B. DOUBLE C. Drawn & Quarterly, Sept. 2011.

Palookaville 21. Drawn & Quarterly, Sept. 2013.

Palookaville 22. Drawn & Quarterly, Apr. 2015.

Palookaville 23. Drawn & Quarterly, July. 2017.

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Cartoon jam:

“The Lucky Bastard.” Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2015: 635. A jam session: Panels 1, 4, 7, by Joe Matt; panels 2, 5, 8, by Chester Brown; panels 3, 6, 9, by Gregory Gallant (Seth).

“50 Years down the road”: Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2015: 750. Previously appeared in Comics Journal, 162, October 1993: 53. Self portraits by Joe Matt, Chester Brown, Gregory Gallant (Seth). See GALLERY below.

Story:

“Why.” Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2015: 250-251..

“Beaches (an excerpt).” Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2015. 261-272.

 

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

Content:

Story:

“Tales From Somnopolis.” Mister X, 6, Dec.1985.

PERIODICAL TEXT ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Vignettes of fictional history graphic:

“Jocko The Little Scotsman.” Canadian Notes & Queries, 82, Spring/Summer 2011: 40-45.

“Owen More Episode 1 of 10 Prologue to 10 of 10 Epilogue.” Walrus, Jan./Feb. 2015 to Dec. 2015. “From The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists.” Canadian Notes & Queries, 86, Winter 2012: 63.

NEWSPAPER:

Story graphic:

“Hazel.” Globe & Mail, 29 July 2017: R8-R9.

CARTOONIST, ILLUSTRATOR & MODELLER:

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC:

Content:

Folio:

“A Gallery of Art Work By The Cartoonist.” Seth’s Dominion. Drawn & Quarterly, Oct. 2016.

“Seth.” Curated & Ed., Chris Ware. Uninked: paintings, sculpture and graphic work by five contemporary cartoonists. Phoenix Art Museum, Catalogue for exhibit April 21st – August 19th 2007.

ILLUSTRATOR:

AUDIO RECORDING ARTWORK:

A Story-Gram From Vinyl Cafe Inc.. Writ., Stuart McLean. Vinyl Café Productions, 2004. VCD0006. CD.

BOOK GRAPHIC :

Cover:

Book:

Front:

  • It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken. Drawn & Quarterly, Sept. 1996.
  • Palookaville 22. Drawn & Quarterly, Apr. 2015.

Front & Back:

  • Bannock Beans and Black Tea. Drawn & Quarterly, Jan. 2004.
  • Wimbledoon Green. Drawn & Quarterly, Oct. 2005.
  • George Sprott 1894 – 1975. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2009.
  • The G.N.B. DOUBLE C. Drawn & Quarterly, Sept. 2011.
  • Palookaville 20. Drawn & Quarterly, Sept. 2010 .
  • Palookaville 21. Drawn & Quarterly, Sept. 2013.
  • Palookaville 23. Drawn & Quarterly, July 2017.

Wrap around:

  • Clyde Fans, Book 1. Drawn & Quarterly, Mar. 2004.

Dust jacket:

Front & Back:

  • It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken. Drawn & Quarterly, Sept. 1996.
  • Clyde Fans, Book 1. Drawn & Quarterly, Mar. 2004..
  • Palookaville 22. Drawn & Quarterly, Apr. 2015.

BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Folio:

“Fourteen Sketches: Selected drawings from the late 20th Century. Compiled from Seth’s Sketchbook

No. 4.” Drawn & Quarterly v. 3. May 2000: 107- 121.

BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Cover:

Book:

Vernacular Drawings. Drawn & Quarterly, Sept. 2001.

Content:

Folio:

Vernacular Drawings. Drawn & Quarterly, Sept. 2001.

BOOK TEXT:

Cover:

Book:

Front: The Wage Slave’s Glossary. Biblioasis, 2011.

The Haunted Book Shelf Series

  • Front & Back: Afterward. Writ., Biblioasis, 2016.
  • Front & Back: The Crown Derby Plate.: Biblioasis, 2016.
  • Front & Back: The Diary of Mr. Poynter. Biblioasis, 2016.
  • Front & Back: One Who Saw. Biblioasis, 2015.
  • Front & Back: The Empty House. Biblioasis, 2017
  • Front & Back: How Fear Departed The Long Gallery. Biblioasis, 2017
  • Front & Back: The Signalman. Biblioasis, 2015.
  • Front & Back: The Toll House. Biblioasis, 2017

Front & Back: Christmas Days. Writ., Derek McCormack. House of Anansi Press Inc. 2005.

Dust jacket:

Front & Back: “Who Could That Be At This Hour?” Writ., Lemony Snicket. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., Oct. 2012.

Content:

Dictionary humour:

The Wage Slave’s Glossary. Writ., Joshua Glenn & Mark Kingwell. Biblioasis, 2011.

History text:

Christmas Days. Writ., Derek McCormack. House of Anansi Press Inc. 2005.

Novel text:

“Who Could That Be At This Hour?” Writ., Lemony Snicket. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., Oct. 2012.

Story (The Haunted Book Shelf Series):

  • Afterward. Writ., Edith Wharton. Biblioasis, 2016.
  • The Crown Derby Plate. Writ., Marjorie Bowen. Biblioasis, 2016.
  • The Diary of Mr. Poynter. Writ., M.R. James. Biblioasis, 2016.
  • The Empty House. Writ., Algernon Blackwood. Biblioasis, 2017.
  • How Fear Departed The Long Gallery. Writ., E. F. Benson. Biblioasis, 2017.
  • One Who Saw. Writ., A.M. Burrage.: Biblioasis, 2015.
  • The Signalman. Writ., Charles Dickens. Biblioasis, 2015.
  • The Toll House. Writ., W. W. Jacobs. Biblioasis, 2017.

BOOK TEXT COLLECTION:

Cover:

Book:

Front:

  • Vinyl Café Diaries. Viking Canada. 2003.
  • Welcome Home: Travels in Small Town Canada. Penguin Canada, 1992.

Front & Back:

Secrets From The Vinyl Café. Viking Canada. 2006.

Wraparound:

  • About Love: Three Stories By Anton Chekhov. Biblioasis, 2013.

Dust jacket:

Front & Back:

  • Secrets From The Vinyl Café. Viking Canada. 2006.
  • Vinyl Café Diaries. Viking Canada. 2003.

Wraparound:

  • Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Writ., Stephen Leacock. McClelland & Stewart. 2013.

Content:

Story:

About Love: Three Stories By Anton Chekhov. Writ., Anton Chekov. Trans., David Helwig. Biblioasis,

2013.

Secrets From The Vinyl Café. Writ., Stuart McLean. Viking Canada. 2006.

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Writ., Stephen Leacock. McClelland & Stewart. 2013.

Vinyl Café Diaries. Writ., Stuart McLean. Viking Canada. 2003.

Welcome Home: Travels in Small Town Canada. Writ., Stuart McLean. Penguin Canada, 1992.

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC:

Cover:

Book:

Forty Cartoon Books of Interest. Buenaventura Press, 2006.

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Interview:

“The Comic-Book Manufacturer. Chris Oliveros interviewed by Sean Rogers.” Drawn and Quarterly:

Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2015: 60-73.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

Content:

Serial:

“Mister X, pt. 4: The Secret,” Writ., Art Director, Designer, Dean Motter. Col., Let. & Producer,

Deborah Marks: Mister X, 9, Dec.1986.

“Mister X, pts 1 & 2: Nightclubs and Daydreams,” Creator & Writ., Dean Motter. Let. & Col., Deborah

Marks. Mister X, 10. Aug.1987.

“Mister X, part 3: Nightclubs and Daydreams.” Writ. & Designer Dean Motter. Let. & Col., Deborah

Marks. Mister X, 11, Nov.1987.

“Mister X, pts., 4 & 5: Nightclubs and Daydreams.” Writ., and designer, Dean Motter. Let. & Col.,

Deborah Marks. Mister X, 12, Jan.1988.

PERIODICAL TEXT:

Cover:

Front:

  • DA: A Journal Of The Printing Arts, 78, Spring/Summer 2016.
  • The Walrus July/Aug. 2010.

Wraparound:

  • DA: A Journal Of The Printing Arts, 69, Fall/Winter 2011.
Wraparound, Canadian Notes & Queries.
80, Summer/Fall 2010.

81, Winter/Spring 2011.

82, Spr./Summer 2011.

83, Summer/Fall 2011.

84, Winter/Spring 2012.

85, Summer/Fall 2012.

86, Winter 2012.

87, Spring 2013.

88, Summer/Fall 2013.

89, Winter/Spring 2014.

90, Summer 2014..

91, Fall/Winter 2014.

92, Spring 2015.

93, Summer 2015.

94, Winter 2016.

95, Spring 2016.

96, Summer 2016.

97, Fall 2016.

98, Winter 2017.

99, Spring 2017.

100, Fall 2017.

101, Winter 2018.

Content:

Poem text:

“Poems.” By David McGimpsey. The Walrus July/Aug. 2010: 50 – 61.

PENCILLER:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

Content:

Serial:

“Mister X: The Revenge of Zamora.” Creator & Writ., Dean Motter. In., William Diamond. Col., Klaus

Schönefeld. Let.,Deborah Glencross. Mister X,6, Dec.1985.

“Mister X, pts 1& 2: The Secret,” Creator & Writ., Dean Motter. In., William Diamond. Col., Klaus

Schönefeld. Let.,Deborah Glencross. Mister X, 7, Feb.1986.

“Mister X, pt 3: “The Secret,.” Creator & Writ., Dean Motter. In., William Diamond. Col., Paul

Rivoche. Let., Deborah Marks. Mister X, 8, Oct.1986

WRITER:

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC:

Content:

Criticism text:

Forty Cartoon Books of Interest. Buenaventura Press, 2006.

Essay text:

“Afterword.” The Collected Doug Wright. Drawn & Quarterly, April 2009: 22-50.

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Biography:

“On Doug Wright.” Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2015: 292-297.

NEWSPAPER:

Content:

“In Praise Of The ‘Holy Church Of The Graphic Novel.” Globe & Mail, 21 Jan. 2017: M5.

WRITER & ILLUSTRATOR or COMPILER:

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Essay text & illustration:

“On Stanley.” Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2015: 272-273.

PERIODICAL TEXT & GRAPHIC:

Content:

Essay text & illustration:

“Creating A Personal Venacular Canadian Design Style.” DA: A Journal Of The Printing Arts, 69, Fall

Winter 2011: 2- 58.

“The Landscape.” Canadian Notes & Queries: 2-3.
83, Summer/Fall 2011.

84, Winter/Spring 2012.

85, Summer/Fall 2012.

86, Winter 2012.

87, Spring 2013.

88, Summer/Fall 2013.

89, Winter/Spring 2014. “Microcosm – Part Two.”

90, Summer 2014. ‘Duncan Macpherson.”

91, Fall/Winter 2014.

92, Spring 2015. “Shameless Self Promotion Dep.”

93, Summer 2015.

94, Winter 2016.

95, Spring 2016.

96, Summer 2016.

97, Fall 2016.

98, Winter 2017. “More Boring Cdn Postcards.”

99, Spring 2017.

100, Fall 2017. (100th Anniversary).*

101 Winter 2018.

 

*See also “Celebration page”: 1.

EDITOR:

BOOK GRAPHIC:

Content:

Collection cartoon strip:

With Brad Mackay. The Collected Doug Wright. Montréal: Drawn & Quarterly, Apr. 2009.

With Brad Mackay. Nipper 1963-1964. Montréal: Drawn & Quarterly, Oct. 2010.

With Brad Mackay. Nipper 1965-1966. Montréal: Drawn & Quarterly, Aug. 2011.

With Brad Mackay. Nipper 1967-1968. Montréal: Drawn & Quarterly, Dec. 2012.

SOURCE:

DVD & Book photo & graphic:

Seth’s Dominion. Filmmaker, Luc Chamberland. Car., Gregory Gallant (Seth). Drawn & Quarterly, Oct. 2016.

Book text & graphic:

Palookaville: Seth And The Art Of Graphic Autobiography. Writ., Tom Smart. The Porcupine’s Quill, 2016. (An expansion of “Heading to Palookaville.” In DA, 78, Spring/Summer 2016.

Seth Conversations. Ed., Eric Hoffman & Dominick Grace. Jackson. University of Mississippi. 2015.

“Seth.” Curated & Ed., Chris Ware. Uninked: paintings, sculpture and graphic work by five contemporary cartoonists. Phoenix Art Museum, Catalogue for exhibit April 21st – August 19th 2007.

“Seth: An Appreciation.” Writ., Leslie Stein. Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2015: 255- 260.

“Seth: A Dossier.” Writ., Lemony Snicket. Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2015: 252-254.

Periodical text:

“A Few Words with Seth.” Interviewer, Jeffery Lang. Amazing Heroes, 198, Jan. 1992: 62-65.

“Seth.” Interviewer, Gary Groth. Comics Journal, 193, February 1997: 58-93.

“Seth, Brown, Matt.” Interviewers, Mark Daly & Rich Kreiner. Comics Journal, 162, October 1993: 51-56.

Periodical text & graphic:

“Heading to Palookaville: Seth And The Art Of Graphic Autobiography.” Writ., Tom Smart. DA: A Journal of the Printing Arts, 78, Spring/Summer 2016: 2- 65.

Newspaper:

“Comic actor.” Writ., Cathal Kelly. Globe and Mail 9 Oct.1999: C20.

“Cool ghoul.” Writ., Peter Robb. The Expositor [Brantford], 7 Jan. 2016: C2. See also Ottawa Citizen, 18 Dec 2015.

“Drawing on painful experience.” Writ., Alan Echenberg. Globe and Mail 11 Sept.1993: C1.

“Here’s your guide to superheroes of Canadian comics.” Toronto Star 27 Feb.1987: D6.

“Understanding Seth.” Writ., Sean Rogers. Globe & Mail, 24 Dec. 2015: R14.

GALLERY:

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Self portrait (1991). Comic Journal, 193, February 1997: 59.

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Left to right: Joe Matt, Chester Brown, Gregory Gallant (Seth) A jam cartoon in which each artist did a self portrait as he expected to be at “50 years down the road”. Comics Journal, 162, October 1993: 53