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OIW Event: Comic books and Graphic novels as literary art

A panel of experienced comic book artists, graphic novel artists and publishers will share their experiences and advice. 

Joanne Lécuyer lives in Vars, a small rural community outside Ottawa. She is a self-published author of two children"s chapter books (available in English and French). She likes experimenting with different styles of writing. In 2012, she published a short comic book, "The Tales of Anex and Bit", illustrated by her brother who is a graphic artist. She has another comic book story in the works "The Lint People".

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Kristopher Waddell – Mirror Comics was born and raised in Ottawa. He is a graduate of Carleton University with a degree in Film Theory and History.  He also attended the film production program at Vancouver Film School.  For a number of years, Kristopher worked in the film/television industry in Ottawa and Vancouver.

Kristopher turned his focus to creator-owned work, writing and independent production.  He now serves as Editor-in-Chief at Mirror Comics, where he enjoys the freedom of independent storytelling, and the opportunity to work with a number of talented artists.

Kristopher"s first comic series released through Mirror Comics is CHALLENGER, a three issue mini-series that first earned popularity through IMAGE/Shadowline"s "Who wants to create a super heroine" Contest. He is anticipating the release of his graphic novel "Big Box Apocalypse" in 2014.

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Jack Briglio is a writer living in Ottawa, and is currently writing Dominion Jack for the Canadian superhero adventures anthology series, True Patriot. He made his comics writing debut years ago with Dragonforce #12 and is best known for his Eisner-nominated fantasy adventure series, Growing Up Enchanted. Other credits include Scooby Doo (DC Comics), Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century (DC Comics), and Digger & Friends (IDW Publishing).

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Martin Deschatelets – Expired Comics has a background  in illustration, classical animation and 3D animation. Martin worked for Warner Brothers and Imax on 2 Harry Potter films as a 3D Animator and Modeller, Concept artist for animated TV series, Storyboard artist for TV commercials and Illustrator/author of children"s books and comic books.

Martin is Co-Owner at Expired Comics. Based in Ottawa, Expired Comics is an independent comic book and children"s book creator and publisher that publishes in digital formats and in print.

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  • Alex B.

    Next time, we should arrange for a hello to the members of this list at the OIW meeting

    March 28, 2014

  • Con C.

    A very good event.

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Randy R.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone at tonight's OIW meeting!

    March 27, 2014

  • Randy R.

    Thursday night's Ottawa Independent Writers meeting serves up a unique and interesting topic. I hope to see you at the meeting. Tables will be reserved for MeetUp members. Pay your fee at the door and join us for free coffee and snacks!

    March 23, 2014

  • Emmanuelle E.

    Do we pay at the door?

    March 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, you pay $10 at the door. Keep your receipt to use as a discount if you join OIW within 3 months. See the first few paragraphs on this page at­

      March 20, 2014

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