Toronto-based Ad Astra Comix is comprised of Nicole Marie Burton and Hugh Goldring, who came together in the winter of 2013 to demonstrate how comics can be used as a form of activism. Their personal project DOGS, about the slaughter of Inuit sled dogs at the hands of the RCMP, was crowd-funded and released last April. Besides producing their own comics, Burton and Goldring’s social practices extend to educational workshops, tabling at festivals, publishing and promotion. They tackle social justice concerns across a wide range of subjects including mental health, race, gender and transphobia.
As of September, Ad Astra Comix has been producing a political comic each week for Arthur, the Trent University Newspaper. Check out their latest instalment above!