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Graphic Art Meetup #1: Visual Storytelling

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DATE: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM
PRICE: $10; PWYW for PW Members (limited spots available) 
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)

Possible Worlds presents the first in our PW Graphic Art Meetups, mixing artist talks with networking, resource sharing and micro projects.

In this first Graphic Art Meetup, we’ll focus on visual storytelling - from zines to graphic novels - exploring how approaches to storytelling change when narrative is brought into a visual field.  

The first part of the Meetup will feature artist talks by emerging Ottawa-based artists Abigail Kashul and Rachel Gray. Abigail, co-organizer of the Ottawa Zine Off, will discuss her own zine work as well as the origin of zine culture and its political and social relevance today. Rachel will discuss the potential of the graphic novel form, and will share learnings from the process of creating her own illustrated book, Jess.

The second part of the Meetup will feature a hands-on micro project led by Abigail and Rachel. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own voice in the creation of a 6-page zine.  Information about how to assemble, reproduce and share their completed zine work will also be provided.


Rachel Gray holds a BA in English from King's College/ Dalhousie University and a BFA from the University of Ottawa. She is a writer, photographer and artist based in Ottawa ON. She is the recipient of the Foshee Poetry Prize, and the Paradigm Prize for her work in the 2016 graduation show, Ode. She is a co-creator of Love, Dear Love an interdisciplinary show which featured her large scale paintings debuting in 2016. She was awarded the city of Ottawa’s Youth in Culture grant to complete the first section of her graphic novel Jess.

Instagram: @halfacoffee

Abigail Kashul attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and is an artist based in Ottawa. She is the co organizer of the Ottawa Zine Off and has been illustrating and printing zines since 2013. She also makes music under the name waterbabies. She is currently working on a upcoming LP with funding from the Ottawa’s Youth in Culture grant.

Instagram: @waterbaebies

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If you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please e-mail us at or call 613-791-1152.