In the audio, Trevor talks about an ongoing project the 49 Parallels project. Excuse the background sounds, a particularly amazing and busy cafe. (Personal funny story: I gulped down a chai latte before the barista told me that it wasn’t my hot chocolate … !)
I met up with Trevor Waurechen in Waterloo yesterday.
He had some old comics that he had just printed for me. (*AWESOME*)
We weren’t supposed to meet for a few more weeks until he was passing through Kingston, making his way towards Halifax. That seems to be a recurring theme in our friendship: sooner rather than later.
But we met over a year ago when I asked him if I could take this at one of the university cafeteria. He just had this glint in his eye and looked like someone worth knowing. (“Hold up! Doesn’t everybody?” Some more than others.)
Given my strange need to approach strangers and get to know them, we met up later in the art studios where he worked. (Then I took this.)
Part-time server, full-time artist.
Trevor loves making comic books.
He’s quite comical, which makes sense because he stars in his comics regularly.
Reading through his comics, I can totally see some of the events actually occurring to him in real life. (With perhaps a slight hint of exaggeration, who knows?)
He’s currently working on a 49 Parallels Project.
It involves a lot of traveling around.
Since we last met, he’s traveled to:
Brandon, Saskatoon, North Battleford, Lloydminster, Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Grand Prairie, even San Francisco and LOTS MORE. Read all about it on his blog.
If it weren’t for Trevor, I might never have tapped into the artist community that lives in the city of Kingston. Or run into this blog about coffee+strangers, met the author of that blog, Megan Gebhart.
Talk to strangers. But don’t expect everyone to be able to express themselves well verbally. Particularly artists. You’ve got to ask questions that aren’t usually asked at first meetings. (Also: amazing people are everywhere.)
You can get in touch with Trevor through here: Website | Twitter | Fanpage
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