We are very happy to share the following event happening THIS Saturday:

On Aug 21, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time, join Hello Boyfriend members Victor Martins, Jade Armstrong, Keelin Gorlewski, and Christine Wong! in a panel event: Collaboration! C-collaboration?!

Featuring:

“A slideshow!
Hot Goss (maybe)
Exclusive top-secret new project reveal!”

We hope you can make it!

You can find the work of Hello Boyfriend collective over here: https://helloboyfriend.itch.io/

Artist bios:

Victor Martins is a multiple-award-nominated cartoonist living and working in Toronto. They are 1/4 of Hello Boyfriend Comics Collective, and currently working on their first full-length graphic novel, a sci-fi/romance about being a small alien inside a human-shaped robot and also in ~looooove~, coming from PEOW in 2022.”

“Jade Armstrong is a cartoonist specializing in slice-of-life and humour. They like swimming, municipal politics, and long walks on the beach. Their middle-grade contemporary graphic novel, “Scout is Not A Band Kid” is set to release Spring 2022 from Random House Graphic.” Website: https://jelajade.com/

“Keelin is an illustrator from toronto. She draws comics with her friends HELLO BOYFRIEND. She knows where a lot of countries are and she can eat her own weight in salmon nigiri but doesn’t like to.” Website: https://www.keelin-g.com/

“Christine Wong is a Canadian cartoonist from Toronto. She likes to draw comics about her life, and wants to make you laugh. She is currently masquerading as an English teacher while she gathers material for her next book.” Website: https://onechrispy.com/comics

*Lovely event poster created by Victor Martins*

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/158920583031849

Event info:

Click the link below to join the webinar!:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82387228213

Other ways to join:
Or One tap mobile :
US: +19294362866,,82387228213# or +12532158782,,82387228213#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 929 436 2866 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 823 8722 8213
International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/k4MBYXTQE

More info on ways to join the Zoom event, including using the Webinar ID to join in your web browser: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting

Also, stay tuned for Victor taking over the CCOL blog as part of their residency this month!

The CCOL residency program is produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

Image description: At the very top of the event poster, light turquoise text reads “CCOL presents Hello Boyfriend” against a black banner background. Below that, the poster features two horizontal panels, one smaller above and a longer panel below, with pastel pink and purple and white shapes in the background. In the smaller panel above, the word “Collaboration!” is written in bold turquoise shades, and a group of friends are collaboratively drawing in unity on the ground below these letters, sharing two large pieces of paper and drawing, surrounded by art supplies. The cartoon friends are drawn in different colours, from left to right, they are: red, orange, purple, and turquoise. In the larger panel below, the bold turquoise letters now spell “C-collaboration?!” and the cartoon friends appear to no longer be in unity; the red character is napping in a sleeping bag, the purple character is pushing the orange character away, and their glasses fall off their face, and the turquoise character is concentrating on their own page. Chips fly in the background and the scene is more chaotic. At the bottom of the poster, the text reads, “An online panel Sat, August 21st @6:30 p.m. EST, beside the Toronto Arts Council logo. In the bottom right corner of the poster, there is a pastel yellow rectangle, and the text inside is formatted in a list and reads, “-A slideshow! -Hot Goss (maybe)  -Exclusive top-secret new project reveal!” followed by the zoom link!

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