CREATIVE DIRECTOR | SPORTS MEDIA
Art, Humour and Sports. It seems that everything I’ve done in life has been a varying cocktail of those three. Drawing was the one I noticed first but I think it was the writing ability that surprised me the most. When you’ve drawn thousands of cartoons you don’t naturally think that you’ve also written thousands of cartoons.
Those two plus a love for sport led me to some noteworthy gigs providing content for national media outlets like CBC Sports, Sun Media and The Hockey News. The fact that this was all accomplished during the transitional years when print media was drying up and the web was just finding its footing makes a guy kind of proud.
Those transitional years led me back to my Sheridan College film school training when I wrote and produced a couple documentaries and co-founded and co-hosted a sports travel television show seen nationally on TSN (Canada’s ESPN). It was during those years I learned all aspects of TV and video production. Yes, a diploma from the epic School of Hard Knocks.
After the dust has settled I find myself with ten of thousands of miles of literal experience and a wild eagerness to climb more figurative mountains. The desires and skills of old are now combined with a galvanized confidence to create more art, generate more laughs, and tell more stories, however they need to be told.
"Charlie just gets the nuances of sport that go well beyond the game. What more can I say?"
~ Bob McKenzie - TSN Hockey Insider
"Charlie can combine an often rare balance of being humorous, but he can also be serious, understanding sports at another level. He can make you laugh, but he also can make you think."
~ Scott Morrison, Sportsnet/Hockey Night In Canada
"Charlie Teljeur is multi-talented. Great writer, terrific illustrator with a wicked wit to boot."
~ Roy MacGregor, Author, Globe and Mail Columnist
There's Something in the Water? (Film/Documentary)
Highways to Fairways (TV Series)
CBC Sports Online
The Halifax Daily News
Urban Male Magazine
There's Something About This Place (Book)