Category Archives: Author Spotlight

An Interview with Peter Diamond, Cover Artist for the Reckoner Trilogy

Peter Diamond is a Canadian illustrator who studied Fine Arts at the University of Halifax. He is now based in Vienna, Austria. Besides working freelance with clients around the world in publishing, editorial, and advertising, Peter also teaches drawing at Illuskills and works with the international illustration community through Illustria and the European Illustrators Forum. He […]

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Find Us at Congress 2019!

This year, we’re honoured to be exhibiting at the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Vancouver, BC from May 31-June 4, 2019. We’ll be joined by some of the inspiring educators and authors we’ve worked with over the past year. If you’re unfamiliar with the event, it’s an annual gathering of over 70 […]

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Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm on“Nimkii,” and the History of Indigenous Children in Foster Care

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is the author of “Nimkii,” a story in the anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. The story features illustrations by Ryan Howe and Jen Storm, and colour art by Donovan Yaciuk. In her author statement below, Kateri shares the stories that inspired “Nimkii,” and the personal connection that runs throughout.  * * * * “Nimkii” […]

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Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley on Inuit Shamanism in “Rosie”

Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley are the authors of “Rosie,” a story in the anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. The story features illustrations and colour art by GMB Chomichuck. In their author statement below, Rachel & Sean delve into how colonization affected the Inuit, as well as some of the principles of Inuit shamanism. * […]

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Potlatch as Pedagogy, an interview and introduction of Sara Davidson and Robert Davidson

Inspired by Haida ceremonial practice, Potlatch as Pedagogy is a resource for teachers written by educator Sara Davidson and her father, renowned artist Robert Davidson.  Sara began writing the book when she realized the traditions of the Haida practiced by her father—holistic, built on relationships, practical, and continuous—could be integrated into contemporary educational practices. We […]

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An Interview with Writer and Illustrator Kyle Charles

Kyle Charles is a writer/illustrator living in Edmonton, Alberta. He has drawn for several series including Roche Limit: Clandestiny and Her Infernal Descent. He has also written and illustrated short stories for publishers like Heavy Metal and OnSpec Magazine. When not busy at the drawing table, Kyle spends much of his time teaching comics to local […]

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Chelsea Vowel on the Post-Apocalypse in This Place:150 Years Retold

Chelsea Vowel is the author of “kitaskînaw 2050,” a story in the anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. The story features illustrations by Tara Audibert and colour by Donovan Yaciuk. In her author statement below, Chelsea examines the tie between This Place: 150 Years Retold and the dystopian genre, and shares the basis of “kitaskînaw 2050” […]

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This Place: 150 Years Retold, Writers Round Up

Fanned promotional postcards for the graphic novel anthology This Place 150 Years Retold

This Place: 150 Years Retold is a powerful, groundbreaking graphic novel anthology of 10 untold stories. It’s an enthralling journey through magic realism, serial killings, psychic battles, and time travel. With eleven authors and eight illustrators, this one-of-a-kind work may reshape what you think you know about Canada. Here are the authors who contributed to […]

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Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair on What Inspired “Warrior Nation”

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair is the author of “Warrior Nation,” a story in the anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. The story features illustrations and colour art by Andrew Lodwick. In his author statement below, Niigaanwewidam shares his connection to the Oka Crisis, and explains how they helped to shape both himself and “Warrior Nation”. * […]

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An Interview with KC Adams, Creator of Perception: A Photo Series

KC Adams is a Cree/Ojibway/British Winnipeg-based artist who graduated from Concordia University with a B.F.A in studio arts. Currently an instructor in Visual and Aboriginal Art at Brandon University, her work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions, as well as in permanent collections both nationally and internationally. She is also the author and creator […]

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