William Dereume is a cartoonist from Vancouver. His work is focused on a world called Eggshell and its inhabitants are semi-pictographic characters who work in synchronicity and discord, to collectively function like a language. Dereume understands comics as a channel where the ambiguous and felt, can become material, while complex ideas are read intuitively and understood empathically.
Through his fellowship with 221A, Dereume will develop a community outreach program at Pollyanna 圖書館 Library. The program will build relationships between Vancouver-based artists and communities of struggle to create a series of comic publications.
Dereume is a fellow of Notes on Permanent Education (N.O.P.E. 2017), a collective research program convened by 221A Librarian Vincent Tao. N.O.P.E. 2017 inaugurates the organization’s new fellowship model and its primary support, Pollyanna 圖書館 Library.