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Arctic Comics

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Arctic Comics is an 80-page, full-colour anthology containing tales of Myth, Adventure, and Humour written and drawn by Northern Canadians.

The book contains five tales told at the top of the world, written and drawn by Inuit, Northerners, and other Canadians. 
Stories include:

On Waiting, award-winning Inuit author Michael Kusugak (Baseball Bats for Christmas, The Shaman) and landscape artist Susan Thurston Shirley's tale of a poignant and poetic episode from his early life at the edge of the world.
Jose Kusugak and Germaine Arnaktauyok recount one of many magical adventures of Kiviuq, the ‘first man’ of Inuit legend in Kiviuq vs Big Bee.
Winnipeg writer, Nicholas Burns, presents three stories, Blizzard House, with Winnipeg artist George Freeman, a science fiction adventure about a teenage couple trapped between futuristic visions of the arctic that are doing battle around them. The Great Slo-Pitch Massacre a humourous tale of young love gone wrong during a municipal slo-pitch tournament. Yes, slo-pitch is played in the Arctic. Film Nord, Nicholas' third story is a farcical detective story starring an Inuktitut RCMP officer. When someone is murdered on an Arctic movie set, Constable Puqittuq and her loyal dog must solve the bizarre crime. 
 
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Pages
82
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82.29 MB
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File Last Updated:
May 04, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on May 11, 2016.