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Camosun Comic Arts Festival 2018

Admission is free | April 14 | Young Building, 3rd Floor

Hosted by the Comics & Graphic Novels Program at Camosun College

The festival is a celebration of the artistic and literary impact of comics and graphic novels created locally, nationally, and internationally. Conference attendees will hear, see, and experience the process of visual storytelling, and discuss the medium with the students, teachers, professional creators, publishers, and other fans.

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Cosplay live drawing with your favourite super heros

Come draw with us. Easels, paper and drawing materials supplied.

Unique in the Canadian post-secondary school system, the one year certificate program in Comics & Graphic Novels was created for students who have a desire to learn the language of visual storytelling. The program focuses on skills-based training for six career paths, which include creation (both in print and online) of comic books, comic strips, web comics, graphic novels, storyboards, and edutainment comics. 

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Don't miss the "Artist Alley"

The public is invited to attend CCAF, the 6th annual Camosun Comic Arts Festival hosted by the Comics & Graphic Novels program at Camosun College. The one-day event will be held from noon until 5pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018, located on the third floor of the Young building at Lansdowne campus. Admission is free. 

The festival is a celebration of the artistic and literary impact of comics and graphic novels created locally, nationally, and internationally. Conference attendees will hear, see, and experience the process of visual storytelling, and discuss the medium with the students, teachers, professional creators, publishers, and other fans. 

A highlight of the event will be the “Artists Alley” showcasing the publications and artwork created by the 15 students in this year’s Comics & Graphic Novels program. A sneak preview of artist work can be found on the CCAF Facebook page. Professional guest mentors in attendance include Nelson DeweyGareth GaudinKaren GillmoreJanine Johnston, Sean KaremakerSam LoganGlen Mullaly, Renee Nault, Jess Pollard (this year's designer of the event poster), Simon Roy, Dan Schoening, and Alex Steacy.

Guest speaker this year is Scott Chantler, the acclaimed creator of the graphic novel TWO GENERALS, which was nominated for two Eisner Awards, named one of Chapters-Indigo’s Best Books of 2010, selected for Best American Comics 2012, and named by the CBC as one of the 40 best Canadian non-fiction books of all time. His other work includes NORTHWEST PASSAGE (nominated for Eisner and Harvey Awards) and the THREE THIEVES series (winner of the Joe Shuster Award for Best Comic for Kids and listed by YALSA as a Great Graphic Novel for Teens). He is currently working on BIX, an experimental graphic biography of the tragic jazz cornet player, which will be released by Simon & Schuster in late 2019.

Attendees will have the opportunity to make their own visual stories in a “comics jam” and practice drawing their favourite characters, thanks to superhero and cosplay models. Comics, prints, and original artwork by both students and pros will be available for sale.

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