As a Comics & Graphic Novels program student, you'll benefit from experienced instructors, a supportive community and special events such as an annual comics conference.
Camosun hosted its fifth annual Comic Arts Festival
The Camosun Comic Arts Festival celebrated the artistic and literary impact of comics and graphic novels created locally, nationally, and internationally. Conference attendees had the chance to 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 was the “artists alley” showcasing the publications and artwork created by the 15 students in this year’s Comics & Graphic Novels program. Professional guest mentors in attendance include Paul Chadwick, Nelson Dewey, Gareth Gaudin, Karen Gillmore, Janine Johnston, Sam Logan, Glen Mullaly, Jess Pollard, Simon Roy, Martin Springett, and Alex Steacy.
Guest speakers this year were Johnnie Christmas, artist for Angel Catbird, author Margaret Atwood’s graphic novel trilogy, publisher Hope Nicholson who's the consulting editor on the series, and local artist Renee Nault, who's currently adapting Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale into a graphic novel.