Camosun expresses its sorrow and stands alongside the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc

Camosun College is horrified by the news that the remains of 215 children have been found in the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School, which sat on the traditional territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc. Our hearts go out to the families and communities who were and are directly affected by this news and by the original loss of their children. We are all affected. This affirms Camosun’s commitment to redressing the impact of our shared history. In memory of these children, Camosun flags on both campuses will be lowered.

Faculty/staff profile

Instructor

Ken Steacy

250-370-3396

SteacyK@camosun.ca

Lansdowne

Y 315E

Comics & Graphic Novels

School of Arts and Science

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