In this video, Napatsi Folger discusses her love for creating comics and how the art practice is much more than perceived. Comics are often not considered “real art”, but this disregards the versatility of the medium. The variety of styles and the topics covered in comics mean they have the ability to connect to a wide range of audiences. Comics can range from simple, black-and-white stick figures to colourful and finely detailed characters. This video shows audiences that comics can open up entire new worlds of possibilities.
Born in Iqaluit, NU, and currently living in Vancouver, BC, Napatsi Folger is a comic artist as well as a fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature writer.