Indigenous Comics & Graphic Novels: Creators in Conversation

Thu. Feb. 15, 2018

March 8, 1:00-2:15pm, Leatherdale Hall

Sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of Indigenous Affairs

A panel conversation between four Winnipeg writers and artists about the process of collaborating to create Indigenous comics and graphic novels.  Featuring: Jen Storm, David Alexander Robertson, Scott B. Henderson, and GMB Chomichuk.

Jen Storm  (Ojibway) is a writer from the Couchiching First Nation in Northwestern Ontario. Born and raised in Winnipeg, her first graphic novel, Fire Starters was published in 2016. David Alexander Robertson (Swampy Cree) is a member of the Norway House Cree Nation and an award-winning writer. His recent books include When We Were Alone (winner of a 2017 Governor-General’s Literary Award ) and Will I See?, winner of the Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award, Graphic Novel Category. Scott B. Henderson is a Winnipeg illustrator who has worked on many graphic novels, including with David A. Robertson on the graphic novel 7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga and with Jen Storm on Fire Starters. GMB Chomichuk is an award-winning writer, illustrator and public whose work has appeared in film, television, books, comics and graphic novels.  He recently collaborated with David A. Robertson and IsKwé on Will I See?.

Moderated by Dr. Candida Rifkind, Department of English. The discussion will be followed by a brief Q&A and a book display table will showcase some of their works.