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Comics & Graphic Novels

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys.

Lois Fernyhough

Lois Fernyhough Chair

In addition to developing communications courses for the Communications department, Lois currently teaches CMNS 100 (Introduction to Communication), CMNS 105 (Communication and Technology), CMNS 112 (Popular Culture and Media) and CMNS 130 (Mass Media Communication). A former journalist, Lois is especially interested in how traditional mass media is affected by technology, and technological surveillance. Lois has also taught marketing and business communication courses for the School of Business and is the Co-op and Internship Coordinator for the School of Arts & Science. She has a BA in Applied Communication from Royal Roads University, an MA in Communications and Technology from the University of Alberta, and is also a Camosun College graduate. In 2011, she was invited to present a paper on Tim Hortons' use of Canadian identity to the National Communication Association conference in New Orleans.

Joan Steacy

Joan Steacy Instructor

Joan grew up in southern Ontario, and is a graduate of Sheridan College, The Ontario College of Art & Design, and The University of Victoria. A visual artist who has worked in a variety of disciplines, including sculpture, traditional illustration, and digital imaging, she is the author/illustrator of So, That's That!, a biography of her father who lived to be 100 years old. Her most recent work is Aurora Borealice, an autobio/graphic novel which will be published in 2018. She lives in Victoria, BC and teaches structural drawing and character design in the Comics & Graphic Novels program at Camosun College, which she co-created with her husband, author/illustrator Ken Steacy.

Ken Steacy

Ken Steacy Instructor

Ken decided at age eleven to become a professional comic book author/illustrator, a dream he realized in 1974. Since then, he has worked in the industry as writer, artist, art director, editor, and publisher, and in addition to creating his own intellectual property he has chronicled the exploits of Astro Boy, Iron Man, Harry Potter, and the Star Wars gang. 

Ken has also collaborated with other writers, including Douglas Coupland, Harlan Ellison, and Trina Robbins. With author Margaret Atwood he created WAR BEARS, a graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics about the rise and demise of a fictional Canadian comic-book publisher during WWII.

The recipient of an Eisner and an Inkpot award, in 2009 Ken was inducted into the Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement award for contributions to the industry. He currently teaches Comics & Graphic Novels, a visual storytelling program he co-created with his wife, author/illustrator Joan Steacy, at Camosun College in Victoria, BC.

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