Air Canada enRoute
A HAIDA MANGA ARTIST OPENS HIS BAG
Twenty years ago, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas pioneered a new style of art: Haida manga, a mashup inspired by his own Indigenous heritage and the style of Japanese comics. Eight illustrated novels and many international exhibitions later, he’s going beyond ink and paper, working with an architecture firm to integrate Haida manga into three new skyscrapers in Vancouver, and writing a libretto based on his graphic novel, Flight of the Hummingbird, for the Vancouver Opera. We caught up with him at home on an island in the Salish Sea before a trip to Seoul.