Fatherland images from ninabunjevac.com
We’re pleased to announce that comic artist Nina Bunjevac (Heartless, Fatherland) and Andrew Hunter, Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario will be at the Art Gallery of Ontario table at Canzine Toronto on Saturday. Nina and Andrew will be at the table (located in the main lobby area of 918 Bathurst) from 2-4pm as special guests of the AGO, who are one of our official Canzine Toronto sponsors!. They will be free to chat, sign books and are also happy to review portfolios. More info about these two guests below. Please come and say hello to them and thanks to the AGO for supporting Canzine!
Nina Bunjevac’s debut collection of comics titled Heartless came out in September 2012 with the Nova Scotia-based publisher Conundrum Press, and was translated and published in France in 2013 by Ici-même Editions. Nina’s second book Fatherland was published in September 2014 with Cape Graphic/Random House in UK and Canada; the book has been translated and published in Germany, France, Czech Republic, Spain and Croatia.
In 2011 Nina received The Golden Pen of Belgrade at the 11th International Biennale of Illustration in Belgrade for the cover image of Balkan Women in Comics (Fibra/Croatia); in 2013 she received The Doug Wright Award in the Spotlight category, also known as The Nipper, for Heartless. She was featured in The Best American Comics 2014 anthology and also illustrated our beautiful Canzine poster!
Born in Hamilton and a graduate of Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD), Andrew Hunter has held many curatorial positions, including roles at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Kamloops Art Gallery, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and Charlottetown’s Confederation Centre Art Gallery to name a few. He has taught at OCAD University, the University of Waterloo (Faculty of Arts and School of Architecture) and lectured on curatorial practice across Canada, the United States, England, China and Croatia. As an artist and independent curator, Hunter has exhibited widely, including solo projects at the National Gallery of Canada, Dubrovnik Museum of Modern Art (Croatia), The Rooms Art Gallery (Newfoundland) and many others. Andrew is also the co-founder and co-principal of DodoLab, an international program of community collaboration and interdisciplinary creative research