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Saturday October 24, 2015, 1pm-7pm
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Presented in partnership with SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement
Free with $5 suggested donation!
Featuring over a hundred zine and indie comics vendors from Vancouver and beyond!
PANEL: INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING: BRINGING ILLUSTRATED BOOKS TO LIFE THROUGH APP TECHNOLOGY
Robin Mitchell Cranfield is the principal of hundreds & thousands, a studio specializing in fine book design, illustration & printed matter. In collaboration with her friend Judith Steedman, Robin created the book series “Windy & Friends”, which they recently developed into a series of stop-motion animated story apps. This fall, Robin is a visiting professor at Simon Fraser University and a member of faculty at Emily Carr University of Art + Design for typography, illustration and book design. Her work has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Applied Arts, How Magazine’s International Design Awards and the Alcuin Society. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and son. Learn more at her website.
Talent Pun is a designer and illustrator with over ten years of experience working in exhibition, interactive and app development in Vancouver. His passion for graphic design, illustration and storytelling has led to his work appearing in all shapes and sizes, from comic books and galleries to science exhibits and iPhones.
Judith Steedman is a graphic designer and children’s book author/illustrator. She holds degrees in Graphic Design from Emily Carr University and English Literature from the University of British Columbia. Her studio, Steedman Design, specializes in book design for children’s books and contemporary art institutions (www.steedmandesign.com). She has been widely recognized for excellence in communication design by such juries as the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the Alcuin Society. Her current projects include the ongoing “Windy” series of interactive storybook apps (www.windyandfriends.com), and children’s books, which she writes and produces with Robin Mitchell Cranfield.
5pm-6pm: RADICAL READING SERIES
Lucas Crawford is from rural Nova Scotia and is currently based in Vancouver. Lucas is the author of Sideshow Concessions (Invisible Publishing, 2015), which won the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Lucas teaches gender studies at SFU and is also the author of Transgender Architectonics (Ashgate, 2015).
Carellin Brooks is a writer and instructor at the University of British Columbia and Emily Carr University. She has published four books, including her most recent, 100 Days of Rain, and edited two collections. She is a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada and a trustee of the Vancouver Public Library. Her hobbies include performance art, old-school donuts, and standing in the sea.
Chris Walter is the founder of GFY Press and the author of more than twenty five books, including four punk music biographies. He has also contributed to numerous publications including The Georgia Straight, Nerve, Razorcake, Spin,The Big Takeover, Mass Movement, Vice, Loud Fast Rules, and Absolute Underground. Too late, Chris realizes that he should have taken the course in appliance repair his mother suggested.
Rick Maddocks work increasingly combines fiction and music. His first book Sputnik Diner, was published by Knopf/ Vintage Canada, while his first album with The Beige was released independently in 2006. His experimental opera The Meal premiered at the PuSh Festival in 2011 and was restaged in 2012 at Pacific Theatre. His newest project, Sun Belt, is an interdisciplinary arts group working with music, writing, visual art and performance. Sun Belt’s book Cabalcor: An Extracted History (Anvil Press/OffSeason Records, 2015) is an absurdist chronicle of a mythical tar sands company town, involving text, drawings, paintings and photography. It also contains an album download of the group’s surreal songs and instrumentals.
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