HOW DID YOU FIRST DIS­COVER MANGA?

Air Canada enRoute - - LEADERS OF THE PACK / C’EST DANS LE SAC -

In the late 1990s, I helped or­ga­nize a West Coast trip for a pro­fes­sor friend’s Ja­panese uni­ver­sity stu­dents. We went deep into the for­est for 10 days, and it was from the stu­dents that I learned about Asia’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion for manga. It was puz­zling to hear the style was con­sid­ered highly tech­ni­cal, be­cause at the time in North Amer­ica, it was seen as doo­dling. I then had the idea of merg­ing my Indige­nous voice with this Asian art form.

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