On Friday October 30th, 7PM Eastern, Canada Comics Open Library (CCOL) partnered with artist Lina Wu for our second Comics Out Loud.
Lina read from a selection of works including Flowers Look Like Weeds, which was shortlisted for the Broken Pencil Zine Awards this year!
Lina Wu is a multi-disciplinary artist and illustrator based in Tkaronto (Toronto). Her work grapples with self-perception, mythology, queer theory, diaspora, mental health, and adolescence. Her work has been published with Hand Eye Society, Looseleaf Magazine, Half a Grapefruit, and others; her art has been featured at galleries such as Xpace Cultural Centre and Gallery 44; and she has held workshops with organizations including Tea Base, Insomniac Film Festival, and Canada Comics Open Library. Lina is currently in her thesis year at OCAD U, studying Illustration with a minor in English while working part-time in arts administration. She loves shojo manga and is figuring out how to be soft and strong at the same time.
Comics Out Loud is a series of comics read-out-loud events prioritizing creators of marginalized genders and BIPOC creators. It is our hope that this and similar projects can also connect blind and visually impaired comics readers with comics and community.
Comics Out Loud is supported by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council.