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This is a gallery of work specially created for #ThinAir2022. Spend time with writers you love, and discover some new favourites! Ceci est une galerie de travaux spécialement créée pour #ThinAir2022. Passez du temps avec des écrivains que vous aimez et découvrez de nouveaux favoris!
Jonathan Dyck is an illustrator, cartoonist and graphic designer based in Winnipeg, MB — Treaty 1 territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation. His illustrations have been shortlisted for the National Magazine Awards and have won Gold and Silver medals at the Alberta Magazine Awards. His collaboration with John McPhail, Where Do Sticky Buns Come From?, won the Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award for Children’s Illustration at the 2018 Manitoba Book Awards. His comics and illustrations have appeared in publications such as Broadview, The Walrus, Geez, Briarpatch, Prairie Fire, Popula, Literary Review of Canada, Reader’s Digest Canada, Alberta Views and the Globe and Mail. Shelterbelts is his first book.
Interview / Entrevue
When I was around seven or eight I got my hands on some comic books that my parents confiscated for their lewd content. Years later, when they returned the comics to me I remember thinking I hadn’t missed much. I’d been drawn to the illustration style more than anything else. There was also a MAD Magazine or two that I kept hidden. Perhaps it was my unadventurous literary taste or the fact that books were seen by my parents as a more legitimate form of reading, but I never had to hide a book at home.
“You are riding a drawing.” from Bento’s Sketchbook by John Berger.
I need a clean desk when I start to work because it tends to get cluttered quickly.
Were there any important incidents/insights that I forgot to write down in my journal?
I’ve always wanted to live near a large body of water.
Winnipeg is located in Treaty One territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. THIN AIR, the annual celebration produced by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, strives to honour the First People’s rich tradition of sharing stories as the ground for building genuine community and restoring right relations.
Winnipeg est située sur le territoire du Traité n ° 1, sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Anishinaabeg, Cris, Oji-Cri, Dakota et Dene, ainsi que sur la patrie de la Nation métisse. THIN AIR, la célébration annuelle produite par le Winnipeg International Writers Festival, s’efforce d’honorer la riche tradition de partage d’histoires des Premiers Peuples comme base pour bâtir une communauté authentique et rétablir de bonnes relations.