THIS IS SERIOUS: Canadian Indie Comics

THIS IS SERIOUS: Canadian Indie Comics presents a survey of contemporary Canadian artists working in the expansive genre of cartooning and indie comics. On the international stage the comic arts are highly regarded, but in Canada, it is arguable that cartoonists and illustrators haven’t yet received their moment in the spotlight. Despite this, Canadians make considerable contributions to the greater field of international comics, and Toronto, Montreal, and Hamilton are all significant centres of comic art production.

In response to this void in the Canadian museum context, THIS IS SERIOUS takes the energy of underground artistic production and indie publishing as its impetus to make visible the breadth of activity by a diverse range of artists working in this genre, throughout Canada.

Co-curated by award-winning graphic novelist Joe Ollmann and Alana Traficante, the exhibition is national in scope and features the work of over 40 artists. THIS IS SERIOUS presents the recent arc of production that has helped shaped the current state of graphic storytelling, here and now on home soil.

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February 20, 2020

AGH Talks: Kim Adams and the Bruegel-Bosch Bus

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February 26

Film Series: Les Misérables

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February 27

Film Series: Michael Snow’s Wavelength

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April 1

AGH Film Festival Encore: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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April 29

Film Series: Made in Bangladesh

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May 21

Film Series: Symbolism in French Cinema – Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus

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