This resource list is a celebration of Local creators from Victoria and British Columbia.
The book display's at both campus libraries will feature Local creators and Canadian Comics & Graphic Novels.
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is the featured speaker at the Camosun Comics Art Festival, April 20th, 2022. 4-9PM Young Bldg. 3rd floor.
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is an award-winning visual contemporary artist, author and professional speaker. His work has been seen in public spaces, museums, galleries and private collections across the globe. This is an abridged version of the biography available from the artist's website.
Camosun's Comics and Graphic Novels certificate
In September of 2012 Camosun launched the Comics and Graphic Novels Certificate. The only one of its kind in western Canada, this program is unique in its approach that blends drawing, creative writing and publishing into visual storytelling.
The concept for the program was developed by husband and wife team Ken and Joan Steacy. Ken Steacy is well-known in the comic book industry and has worked in the comic and graphic novel industry for over thirty years as an author, artist, art director, editor, and publisher. The recipient of an Eisner and an Inkpot award, Steacy was inducted into the Joe Shuster Awards Hall of Fame in 2009, a lifetime achievement award honouring Canadian comic book creators for their contributions to the industry. Visual artist Joan Steacy is the author/illustrator of graphic novels, So, that's that! and, Aurora Borealice, which was awarded Best Graphic Novel of 2019 by Sequential Magazine.
Although they are no-longer teaching at the college Ken and Joan continue to inspire and mentor local artists and creators, while working on diverse projects of their own.
Featured Canadian Publisher - iStoryStudio
Indigenous Story Studio, formerly known as the Healthy Aboriginal Network, has been a registered non-profit Society in the province of British Columbia since 2005. Our mandate is the non-profit promotion of health, literacy & wellness. By bringing artists, writers, & community members together, Sean Muir (Executive Director) of iStoryStudio has created a series of everyday Indigenous stories that change lives.