Reading Indigenous Self-representation in Comics

Reading Indigenous Self-representation in Comics


October 16, 2018 7:00 PM9:00 PM

As part of Comix for Community Solidarity, Cole Pauls will host a two-part reading group and artist talk on Indigeneity in comics at Pollyanna 圖書館 Library.

The second session of this reading group will review comics created by Indigenous authors.

Reading list:
David Alexander Robertson and Scott B. Henderson Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story (2012)
Gord Hill, 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance (2002)
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Red: A Haida Manga (2009)
Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Anthology, Volume 1 (2015)


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Comix for Community Solidarity is an infrastructure for artists, their institutions, and communities of struggle to work together; it is a proposal for solidarity, the work of building and extending relations of affinity, alliance, and collective action.

Between Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, participating artists will work with groups that organize communities to build people power and combat the city’s escalating housing and overdose crises from below: Ali Bosley with the Vancouver Tenants Union (VTU), Jack Lloyd with the DTES SRO Collaborative, and Andrea Lukic with the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU).

Together, they will produce a series of three comic publications that tell the stories of Vancouver communities working to survive and fight for liberation. The production and distribution of the publications will be collaboratively planned between 221A and the partnering groups as a means to build new solidarities and serve the struggle for a more common world.