Hello blog readers, if any of you are still out there! As you may have noticed, I haven't posted anything up here in a really long time. More about that later. Meanwhile, I want to get this rolling again, and the first thing to do is a little bit of catch-up. Back in September I wrote a comic strip for the Ramsay community newsletter about our neighbourhood school... and after that I wrote a few more. Let's start by getting these comics up here. There's another one coming for the month of April. And there will be some more new stuff coming up here soon, too. Stay tuned!
This presentation by Dare to Care was filled with much more valuable information and wisdom than I could really capture in these brief notes. If you have any questions about bullying or how to prevent it, I'd highly recommend checking them out. We were lucky to have Lisa Dixon-Wells at our school!
Check out the Instrumental Society of Calgary, you won't be disappointed! And really, if you haven't played Peter and the Wolf for your own kids (I'm not talking about performing it on your own bassoon, I mean just letting them hear the story and the music), they're missing out. This Youtube video featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is a great version. Enjoy!
I am a graphic recorder based in Calgary. I like local stories. I write comics when I have free time. And I leave eraser shavings everywhere I go.
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Some nice things people said about my work:
“If Breitkreuz and Foong [founders of the Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo] represent the Type-A side of Calgary's self-publishing community, Hester may be the community's right brain.” – Tom Babin, FFWD Magazine
“…A strong graphic style similar to other autobiographically-inclined Canadian cartoonists like Chester Brown and Julie Doucet.” – Gilbert Bouchard, Edmonton Journal
The 23rd Story: an indie comics creator's tales of life in Calgary