Here’s my chat with Brandon Mitchell about his recent presentations about the art of storytelling. 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.
Based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Brandon s 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 most recent project is Giju’s Gift illustrated by Vernonika Barinova.
During our chat, Brandon reflected on his recent talks at Montreal Comic Con about ‘Preserving Indigenous Oral History Through Graphic Novels’ and Toronto Comic Arts Festival entitled ‘Writing and Drawing Difficult Topics for Kids Comics’.
You can discover more about Brandon on Twitter at @mindu1980 and on Instagram at @writerbrandonmitchell and online at BirchbarkComics.com
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