Canzine West Vendor Profile: Homeless Quatchi & Friends

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Homeless Quatchi & Friends is one of our favorite political comic projects ever, and we’re super stoked to have them at Canzine West this year. A lovable sasquatch cartoon character and his friends going through the real life hardships that unfathomable numbers of people go through living on the streets of Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.  Here’s a bit about the project:

What’s an unemployed mascot to do after the biggest sporting event in the world, has packed up and left the city?

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The Homeless Quatchi Project attempts to continue where the story left off.

It began as a vinyl toy figure. What then followed was a series of photos taken throughout the city during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Anniversary in 2011. Homeless Quatchi has since expanded into a print comicbook series, as well as an online webcomic.

Homelessness is not a laughing matter. The Homeless Quatchi Project takes idealized cartoon characters and puts them through life situations that are relatable to just about anyone.

See you at Canzine West, Quatchi!

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