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Indigenous Comics Panel: “Redrawing the Past, Reimagining the Future: Indigenous Comics Today”

Wed. Oct. 23 07:00 PM - Wed. Oct. 23 09:00 PM

Sponsored by the Department of History (Riley Fund)

Speakers:

Jen StormJennifer Storm, 1BUW Writer-in-Residence

Jen Storm is an Ojibwe writer from the Couchiching First Nation in Northwestern Ontario. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jen completed Deadly Loyalties, her first novel, at age fourteen. Fire Starters was her first graphic novel. She is a contributing author to This Place: 150 Years Retold and the upcoming graphic novel anthology Moonshot Volume 3. Currently, she working on another graphic novel and is an acquisitions editor for a new Indigenous graphic novel series with Highwater Press. Jen was a 2017 recipient for the CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 Over 40. She can be found on Instagram @jenstorm where she shares her passion for creating art and posts updates on her future projects.

Chelsea VowelChelsea Vowel

Chelsea Vowel is Métis from manitow-sâkahikan (Lac Ste. Anne) Alberta, residing in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton). Mother to six girls, she has a BEd and LLB, and is currently a graduate student and Cree language instructor at the Faculty of Native studies at the University of Alberta. Chelsea is a public intellectual, writer, and educator whose work intersects language, gender, Métis self-determination, and resurgence. Cohost of Indigenous feminist sci-fi podcast Métis in Space, Chelsea blogs at apihtawikosisan.com and makes legendary bannock.

 

Scott B. HendersonScott B. Henderson

Scott Henderson is author/illustrator of the sci-fi/fantasy comic, The Chronicles of Era and has illustrated select titles in the Canadian Air Force’s For Valour series, Tales From Big Spirit series, the graphic novel series 7 Generations, Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story, select stories in This Place: 150 Years Retold, and Eisner-award nominee, A Blanket of Butterflies. In 2016, he was the recipient of the C4 Central Canada Comic Con Storyteller Award. https://scotthendersonart.wordpress.com/

 

 Alice RLAlice RL

Alice RL is a professional Illustrator and Art Teacher based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The non-binary, transgender, Ojibawe artist draws inspiration from their experiences and cultural teachings and melds it with a signature palette of bright, playful hues to create stunning juxtapositions of human brutality and emotion with hope and whimsy. Alice’s range of projects include game and comic book art, digital and traditional illustration, and graphic design. Alice is a Graduate of the University of Manitoba Fine Arts Program and Digital Media Design at Red River College. Alice is deeply involved in the local art community and strives to improve themselves and others. Whether working in digital or traditional art, Alice brings a unique personal style and emotional impact into all their creations.

Moderated by Rick Harp (Media Indigena).

A founder and president of the INDIGENA Creative Group, Rick offers 15 years-plus media experience in journalism and communication. A host/producer with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network for many years, Rick has also served as Artistic Director for the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival. He is a member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan.