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Poster design by Melanie Hohn

Opening Night kick off party, Friday March 2 (from 7pm to 9pm)
Show runs March 3rd - March 15th at Happy Harbor.

Our art show returns with 11 amazing works inspired by the theme of origins in comics!
IN THE BEGINNING will engage viewers with works of art that range from interactive comics that you get to build to witnessing the birth of a hero LIVE on our opening night! This is wonderful opportunity to see just where and how characters begin.
We hope you will join us in this celebration of the unique and wonderful medium of comics.

Donations will be collected during the show, which opens in grand style on March 2 at 7:00pm, on behalf of the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, housed at the University of Alberta. For more information about them, please visit their website.

Make a Donation to the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library online!

Our contributors this year are;
Alan Funk
Andrew Leung
Christine Mooney
Darrell Rodgers
Loren Albrecht
Melanie Hohn
Riley Tenove
Ryan Arthurs
Simon Oleny
Sylvia Douglas
Corinne Simpson
(appearing on opening night only)

Guest of Honour: Emily Chu

Emily Chu is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She grew up in Calgary and received her Bachelors of Visual Communications at the Alberta College of Art and Design, majoring in Illustration. Although she specializes in commercial illustration, she also has a strong background in design. On the side, she also is a co-creator of HYMN Graphic Novels, publishing 2 volumes. Because she works in so many different streams of illustration, she considers herself visual graphics specialist, practicing in both traditional and digital media. Some of her clients include: CIWA (Calgary Immigration Women’s Association), Avenue Magazine (Calgary and Edmonton), Glass Buffalo Magazine to name a few. She also designs textile patterns for home decor manufacturers overseas, and shows her work at various expos, makers fairs, and trade shows. She is currently an instructor at the Edmonton Digital Arts College in the Illustration Program.

This show is dedicated to our friend Gilbert Bouchard who passed away in the spring of 2009.
His good friend Suzette Chan and CBC co-worker Peter Brown shared wonderful memories at the inagural show that allowed those of us who knew Gilbert to smile at his memory and for those of us who didn't to feel a little closer to him.

Dedicating the show, Visons of Comics, to Gilbert was the inspiration of Yves Lafleur.

To remember Gilbert, visit the 2016 show, 2015 show, 2014 show, 2012 show, 2010 show, and the inaugural 2009 show.