Here’s my chat with Brandon Mitchell about Giju’s Gift and more. This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. And the podcast is also available on YouTube. Please like and subscribe to that video channel.
From Listuguj, Quebec and now based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Brandon is the founder of Birch Bark Comics and creator of the Sacred Circles comic series, which draws on his Mi’kmaq heritage. He has written five books with the Healthy Aboriginal Network, (Lost Innocence, Drawing Hope, River Run, Making it Right, and Emily’s Choice). Brandon has written and illustrated Jean-Paul’s Daring Adventure: Stories from Old Mobile for the University of Alabama, as well as two Mi’qmaq language-based stories for the Listuguj Education Directorate. He has also completed an art installation for Heritage and Culture New Brunswick. His current project is Giju’s Gift illustrated by Vernonika Barinova.
Giju’s Gift is the story of a Mi’kmaw girl who battles an ancient giant and forms an unexpected friendship in the first volume of this series of graphic novels inspired by traditional stories.
You can discover more about Brandon on Twitter at @mindu1980 and on Instagram at @writerbrandonmitchell and online at BirchbarkComics.com
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