Comic Artist in Residence Talks to the Experts about Making Comics and Getting Published

January 15, 2018 | Cameron

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Tory Woollcott"The Toronto Public Library Young Voices Comic Book Artist in Residence program has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, working with these creative hard-working and funny teens has been inspiring for me both personally and professionally. Thank you so much to everyone who was involved and who came to my drawing room hours or my talks you were all phenomenal. " - Tory Woollcott

Tory Woollcott was the Toronto Public Library's comic artist in residence from October to November 2017, helping young comic artists navigate both the artistic and the business sides of being a creator in Toronto. Tory did workshops across the city, met with youth one-on-one and increased our understanding of the value and complexity of graphic novels and comic books.

The residency is over, but you can still get help from Tory by checking out the series of videos she created for us where she spoke with experts in the field of comic arts.

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"I think that it's so important to be able to talk to other creators."

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