Author and Illustrator Mike Deas discusses the process through which he created his graphic novel Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus as well as the illustrations for Tank and Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede, and the Graphic Guide Adventure series both written by Liam O’Donnell. Taking the audience through the production of work (from thumbnails to publication), Mike also provides drawing advice, tips on story development, and hands-on artistic demonstrations. His interactive presentation inspires literature through the Graphic Novel medium to even the most reluctant reader. While he grew up with a love of illustrative storytelling, Capilano College’s Commercial Animation program helped Mike fine-tune his drawing skills and imagination. Mike and his wife, Nancy, currently live on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.