6th Annual Camosun Comic Arts Festival on April 14
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 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, and Alex Steacy, with special guest speakers TBA.
Attendees will have the opportunity to make their own visual stories in a “comics jam” and practice drawing their favourite characters, thanks to the participation of Heroes Inc. and cosplay models. Comics, prints, and original artwork by both students and pros will be available for sale.
About the Comics & Graphic Novels Program
Unique in the Canadian post-secondary school system, the one year certificate program in Comics & Graphic Novelswas 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.