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ARCTIC COMICS

Arctic Comics cover

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

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"Gorgeously illustrated and just about as majestic as the land it depicts, this survey of an often [over] looked corner of the world is as illuminating as it is entertaining."

Jason Wilkins, Broken Frontier

The book contains five tales of myth, adventure, and humour told at the top of the world, written and drawn by Inuit and northern Canadian comic creators.  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. 

Arctic Comics Trailer from Renegade Arts Entertainment on Vimeo.


Kiviuq versus Big Bee

The late, Kivalliq Inuit Association President Jose Kusugak and noted Inuit printmaker and acclaimed graphic artist Germaine Arnaktauyok recount one of many magical adventures of Kiviuq, the ‘first man’ of Inuit legend.

On Waiting

Award-winning children’s author Michael Arvaarluq Kusugak muses poetically on seals, the northern lights, and his past in On Waiting, a story beautifully illustrated by watercolourist Susan Thurston Shirley.

Blizzard House

Arctic Comics frame

Nicholas Burns teams up with George (Captain Canuck) Freeman to present Blizzard House. In this science fiction adventure, a teenage couple is trapped between futuristic visions of arctic housing that are doing battle around them.

The Great Slo-Pitch Massacre

Despite its title, The Great Slo-Pitch Massacre is a humourous tale of young love gone wrong during a municipal slo-pitch tournament. Yes, slo-pitch -- sport of beer leagues across North America—is played in the Arctic. Written and drawn by Nicholas Burns.

Film Nord

Nicholas has also created Film Nord, a farcical detective story starring an Inuk RCMP officer. When someone is murdered while making a movie on the tundra, Constable Puqittuq and her loyal dog must solve the bizarre crime.


Arctic Comics

Arctic Comics

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Arctic Comics, the anthology of 5 comic book tales of myth, adventure, and humour written and drawn by Inuit and northern Canadian comic creators. 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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Reviews

"Gorgeously illustrated and just about as majestic as the land it depicts, this survey of an often [over] looked corner of the world is as illuminating as it is entertaining."

Jason Wilkins, Broken Frontier

"[C]ollections like Arctic Comics really should have their chance to be seen and read – otherwise the world will never discover such fascinating and truly unique works such as this."

Keven Skinner, Fox Force Five

"Silly humour, light-hearted fables, moving recollections and environmental-themed action, Arctic Comics has it all."

Craig Neilson-Adams, Big Comic Page

"This fascinating collection is both engaging and educational." [Page 28]

Brianne MacLaren-Ross, Canadian Teachers Magazine

Media Coverage

Review and interview with Nicholas Burns in the Rocky Mountain Outlook

Rocky Mountain Outlook

'A comic book filled with myth, adventure and humour, written and illustrated by Inuit and northern Canadians, tells stories of the Far North – and quashes cliches.'

Hannah Hoag, Arctic Deeply

Huffington Post

Catch an exclusive interview with Nicholas Burns at Broken Frontier

Broken Frontier

Press coverage from Macleans Magazine

Macleans

Book launch at McNally Robinson's in Winnipeg

McNally Robinson's

Check out coverage of Arctic Comics by Canadian Geographic

Canadian Geographic

Nicholas Burns will be with Renegade Arts at this year's Toronto Comic Arts Festival to celebrate the launch of Arctic Comics, May 14-15th

TCAF

Coverage here from Sequential Pulp, detailing Canadian culture and comics

Sequential Pulp

Exclusive article about Arctic Comics from CBC News

CBC News

English coverage from Radia Canada International

Radio Canada

Coverage en français

RCI avec Radio Canada Winnipeg

ICI Radio Canada

L'Aquilon

Canadian press coverage from CTV and The Toronto Star

CTV

Toronto Star

A mention in an article here from the Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg Free Press

A Calgary Herald article

Calgary Herald

A mention in The Arctic Journal

The Arctic Journal

'Arctic Comics saved from the brink by Renegade Arts Entertainment'

Jessica Maybury, Girls Like Comics

A mention from Ariel Gordon, appearing on Winnipeg's CJOB Radio

Jane Day Reader

Interview with 'On Waiting' author Michael Kusugak

North by Northwest, CBC Radio Vancouver