Saturday, December 8, 2018


Here's another page from my new collection of comics coming out in 2019 - Place Into Being . Here I'm just showing the pencils and the final inks.... the final colored version is in the book!

Thursday, December 6, 2018


Underneath comic by Nak  

    I love making tiny comics. Drawing them small then BLOWING THEM UP to 8x10 or 11x17 to see the all the textures. My basic train of thought for this particular comic was that I wanted to use Letratone dots. But most of the dot sizes that I had were pretty small - 85 lines per inch - so doing a large rendering and then using the Letratone at that scale would make the dots somewhat imperceptible, so the alternative was to draw small in all the layers then enlarging the art to render the dots visible.

Fig.1 30% tone, 85-line screen  

    I first drew all the panels, then simply started inking inside them - or really - to feel inside of them, if that makes any sense-fig.2   Then I placed a vellum overlay and inked the second color, again in a somewhat random fashion (if that's possible, as I try to retain a balance of knowing and unknowing what I'm doing) fig.3+4.  A third overlay followed along with the tedious task of cutting out the tiny bits of tone - fig.1+4 - and the big question of how all this is going to interact, as well as not even knowing what color everything will be. But really I'm not worried about this... it'll work out!

Fig.2 Main art page                                                     Fig.3 Second color


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Place Into Being

A New Book collecting 80 pages of my comic art is COMING OUT in April 2019 
published by At Bay Press . 
Here below is the cover - kinda cool that there is no title on it - just the art! 

Place Into Being cover art

Two selected pages from Place Into Being

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


This past summer I printed up a batch of my Meanwhile... comic strips in a format that looks like a city map until you unfold it. On one side all the comics fit perfectly within each of the folds. On the other side, I made into a larger poster using the Meanwhile comics that did not fit into the folds in the other side's format. Kromar printing did a beautiful job with the quality of printing and folding.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Abstractions + Attractions + Fun Pack Reactions

Here is some of my work of the past couple years.
Click on an image to see a larger view.

a puzzle, a flicker-ball game and comics

Canzine table 2014 Winnipeg. Hey that's me!

Relative sizes of some novelty items.

Acid Man Society No30, 32, 33

I found some gum wrappers and they had some of my comics 
printed on them.  I wish I knew where they were from. I'm trying to collect them all!

A print edition of 45 made to look like a page ripped out of a comic book. 
Printed 2-sides with a Nacfactorium novelty ad on other side.

Saysome issues 2, 1, 3

 Back page fold-out of issue 7 of Saysome

Page with spinning optical disk in Issue 8 of Saysome 

 Robert in the studio 138 Portage East

Cover art by Ron Rege' Jr.

A couple pages reprinting Acid Man Society No.9


   Robert James Pasternak has woven himself in and out of the comics medium since the early 80's, flying out with Holy Crow published by Jeff Gaither, then the Acid man Society Comix published by Clay Geerdes' Comic Wave. He has contributed to gallery shows of this work and was part of the Misfit Lit  touring exhibit. His comix have been published in comic anthologies from Finland, Mecedonia, the U.S. and was a regular contributor to the homespun anthology Sunburn (1996-2001). His work has travelled with the Bookmobile out of Montreal and a large collection of his work can be found in the ESPA library. Pasternak continues to self publish Acid Man Society (36 issues to date) while his new title Saysome explores new inklings. Robert's work has been featured in Fogel's Underground Comix price guide, Broken Pencil magazine, OnSpec and the Treasury of Mini Comics published by Fantagraphics in 2013. Robert likes to package his art and comics in unique but familiar hand crafted novelties through the Nacfactorium. Currently he is working on a collection of diversely stylized Abstract Comix. Robert lives in Winnipeg.


 Acid Man Society 34

 A couple of my older comics collected in AM COMIX volume 1