Variations on a Biography


"My Life" - by George Samuel

I was born in Rangoon, Burma in 1937. Soon after that I became involved in much world travel and in World War II. In 1948 peace at last, immigration to Canada. I like to be very quiet except when I am playing on my drum kit and then I like to be very noisy. When I was very little my mother said "You will be an artist and see visions like William Blake and Joan of Arc." Since then I have remained committed to fairy tale philosophy. I was an English prof for thirty years, and taught Children's Literature. Since 2009 I have lived happily ever after in Powell River.


I was born in Burma in 1937. My father was a Scottish civil servant and my mother's family were American Baptist missionaries. My parents settled in Canada when I was age 11.

My mother taught me that I would devote my life to art and I believed her. Luckily I had a day job too. Nevertheless, art has always been my bread and butter, in a way, and my jam too.



art, free art, free essays, free music, Hegel, hegelians, graphic, graphic novel, graphics, anarchist, anarchy, revolution, subversive, nonsense, philosopher, philosophy, poet, whimsy, cartoons, comics, comix, George Samuel, Powell River, British Columbia, Canada