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Old Crow

The remote village of Old Crow is the only community inside the Arctic Circle (in the Yukon and North West Territories of Canada). It was...

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In Polish!

Dear Polish readers! I have been inundated with your requests to start writing The Spirit Journey (Wewnętrzna podróż) in Polish for several years...

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Pretor

I knew back in 2015 when rereading my travel journal that my dog Pretor will become an important element of The Spirit Journey and (for a while at...

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Christa, Wieczór, Egmont

When taking high-resolution photos of Christa's illustrations for The Spirit Journey, I noticed that old strips in Wieczór Wybrzeża differ slightly...

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How did it all started?

Since the 19th of July is Janusz Christas 87th birthday, I am inviting you to another instalment of the artist’s life story. Last year’s “Star Wars”...

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Harmonica

As with many teenagers, I had dreams of becoming a musician. Back in Poland, the romantic songs of Marek Grechuta, the rock band Czerwone Gitary,...

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Kenneth

"Day 42. After paddling all day I spotted several caribou crossing the river. They take no notice of me, then upon reaching the other shore, they...

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A Portal to the Spirit World

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the next part of The Spirit Journey. Whew! Now we enter “the heart” of our stor In writing A Portal to the Spirit...

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The night before Christmas

Ah, what a year it has been! One that we are glad to see finally coming to a close. COVID-19, wearing face masks, social distancing, and the tragedy...

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Into the wild

I left home in the summer of 1980, assuring my parents that I would return to Vancouver in the autumn. I told them I would be camping for the summer...

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Preparing for the journey (3)

In 1979 I graduated from high school and was both physically and mentally ready to embark on an adventure to the Yukon. However, such an expedition...

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Corona

Padma and I are sitting on a small bench by the pond, overlooking our bushland property in Yandoit. It is evening, and the light is magical! The...

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W kosmosie/Star Wars

Now that Kajtek and Koko are lazily rowing down the mighty Porcupine River, there is time for me to tell you a story which will shed light on the...

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Preparing for the journey (1)

At 17, I'm bursting with energy. Although I'm studying english in New Canadian class, I'm still terrible shy, and communicating is not easy. I spend...

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Hauling the treasure

By the end of 1974 my Kajtek and Koko collection is full. I have gathered close to 7,000 strips from all series by Christa, dating from 1958...

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International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women's Day. It is a perfect opportunity to honour the wonderful women that have graced my life. Thank you! This pink...

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A crisis unfolding

These days we live in a world of smoke. Nearby Mt. Franklin is now obscured, the sun and the moon are both red. Everyone and everything around us is...

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The little digger

The young boy pays no attention to the screeching seagulls overhead, while he digs for gold on the Baltic shoreline. Jack London's stories of...

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The Call of the Wild

As the world sleeps, I am awake, enchanted by the pulsing, multicoloured lights vibrating outside my window. I imagine that I alone, am dancing with...

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Collaging 1973-2019

I have received more questions regarding the process for creating the illustrations for The Spirit Journey, so I am dedicating this Blog entirely to...

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Colouring The Spirit Journey

Perhaps you noticed, now that you are following The Spirit Journey, that the illustrations recently switched from good ol' black and white, into...

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Under the street light

I remember being a small child, waiting impatiently for my dad to arrive home with the local newspaper Wieczór Wybrzeża. I wished to see the very...

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The prophecy

Obviously the young boy is nervous. He is standing at the very back of a room, far away from the spot light, under which an author is signing his...

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