Space Comics with Cole Pauls

Thu Mar 18, 1 PM

Vancouver Art Gallery

Join us for a week of virtual spring break programs from March 15 to 19 that consider the many ways that we can express our ideas, identities and stories through the real, imagined and dream-worthy themes of Underwater, Underground, Playspace, Outerspace and Intergalactic.

Thursday, March 18 | 1 PM


Award-winning writer, printmaker and illustrator Cole Pauls uses comic art as a way to celebrate his Tahltan culture.

Inspired by settings in outer space, work with Pauls to create a zine that tells your story!

Materials you’ll need:
  • Pieces of blank, 8.5″ by 11″ sheets of paper
  • Pencil
  • Black ink pen
  • Eraser

Spring Into Art is presented by the Vancouver Art Gallery in collaboration with the Canadian Opera Company and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Canadian Opera Company will present their Spring Break programs from April 12 to 16, 2021.


CART Services (Communication Access Realtime Translation) are available for Public Programs upon request. Please provide seven business days of advance notice prior to an event. We will make every effort to meet requests made outside of this window of time.

To place a request, please contact Family Programs Coordinator Christina Jones by email at cjones@vanartgallery.bc.ca or by phone at (604) 662-4700.


Cole Pauls is a Tahltan First Nation comic artist, illustrator and printmaker, originally from Haines Junction, Yukon, and now based in Vancouver, BC. Pauls is currently exploring his life in comic series. The first, Pizza Punks, is a self-contained comic strip about punks eating pizza. The second is Dakwäkãda Warriors, which follows two Indigenous superheroes who are busy saving the world from evil in various forms using their secret weapon of language revitalization. Pauls holds a BFA in Illustration from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and in 2017, he won Broken Pencil Magazine’s Best Comic and Best Zine of the Year Award for Dakwäkãda Warriors II. In 2020, Dakwäkãda Warriors won Best Work in an Indigenous Language at the Indigenous Voices Awards. tundrawizard.com


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