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ARTIST TALK : DISCOVERING COMICS | NAPATSI FOLGER

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 6 PM to 7 PM

As part of the exhibition Pudlo Pudlat: Above the Limits, artist Napatsi Folger presents an artist talk on comics and the multiple possibilities offered by the juxtaposition of text and image. After introducing you to her background, she explains the development of her personal and unique style in comics. She introduces you to the artists who have inspired her, as well as the way she draws from everyday life for rich subjects that deal with real issues. She also presents the comic strip she created on the work of Pudlo Pudlat. A question period concludes the talk, during which you may learn more about the comic artist's practice. Come and enter the fascinating world of Napatsi!

For those who couldn't attend, here is the video of Napatsi Folger's artist talk on comics and the multiple possibilities offered by the juxtaposition of text and image:

Napatsi Folger is an Inuk comic artist, fiction, non-fiction, and children's literature writer from Iqaluit, NU. She now lives in Vancouver, BC where she attended UBC to complete an MFA in the Creative Writing Program. Folger is a contributing editor for Inuit Art Quarterly, where her comics were featured as a limited series in 2020. Folger also has an upcoming comic in the 2021 Spring issue of Carousel. Folger's written work has appeared inWalrus Magazine, Pruitan Magazine, Matrix Magazine, Taddle Creek, Town-Crier and Word Hoard. Her first book, Joy of Apex, was published by Inhabit Media in 2011. If you ever meet Napatsi and she looks spaced out, she's probably imagining you as a stick figure.

Photo credit: © Courtesy of the artist and © John Lewis.
Video:Artist Talk: Discovering Comics | NAPATSI FOLGER , 2021.
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