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Scott ChantlerCartoonist-in-residence Scott Chantler will discuss the art of the graphic novel, Wednesday in Assumption Hall.

Cartoonist-in-residence to discuss graphic novels Wednesday

The English department’s cartoonist-in-residence, Scott Chantler, will deliver a free public lecture on Wednesday, November 18, at 4 p.m. in the Freed-Orman Commons, Assumption Hall.

The Waterloo, Ontario, cartoonist has written two highly-acclaimed graphic novels, Two Generals, which was long-listed for CBC’s Canada Reads, named one of Chapters-Indigo’s Best Books of 2010 and selected for Best American Comics 2012; and Northwest Passage, nominated for Eisner and Harvey Awards. His talent extends to writing for a younger audience with his comic series Three Thieves, which won the Joe Shuster Award for best comic for kids and was listed as a great graphic novel for teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Writer-in-residence activities include mentoring and reviewing student work, as well as public lectures and workshops. While in Essex County, Chantler also plans to research the war of 1812 for a future project. The cartoonist-in-residence position is jointly funded by UWindsor and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Wednesday’s event is hosted by the Humanities Research Group in its Martin Wesley Lecture series.