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Graphic Novels Workshop for Teens

Graphic novelists Ken and Joan Steacy will each host workshops for teens on how to create a graphic novel!

  • Saturday, May 7
  • For teens ages 12-16
  • Two 90 minute workshops, morning and afternoon
  • In Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Art Lab

Contact Yvonne Vander Kooi at the Nanaimo Art Gallery to register and for more information.

Nanaimo Art Gallery
150 Commercial Street | 250.754.1750

Joan Steacy
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, a trilogy of autobio/graphic novels, which debuted at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and was nominated for a Doug Wright Award. She is currently working on the third volume, and teaches Comics & Graphic Novels at Camosun College in Victoria BC, a visual storytelling program she co-created with her husband, author/illustrator Ken Steacy.
Ken Steacy
Ken Steacy
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, chronicling the exploits of Astro Boy, Spider-Man, Harry Potter, and the Star Wars gang, to name but a few. In addition to creating his own intellectual property, he has also collaborated with other writers, including Harlan Ellison and Douglas Coupland. He is the recipient of an Eisner and an Inkpot award, and in 2009 was inducted into the Canadian Comic Book Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement award for contributions to the industry. He currently teaches Comics & Graphic Novels at Camosun College in Victoria BC, a visual storytelling program he co-created with his wife, author/illustrator Joan Steacy.