Tales of Myth, Adventure and humour, told at the top of the world! Written and drawn by Inuit and Northern Canadian storytellers and artists....
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Arctic Comics Reviews
Woah this comic is so brilliant and so few people have read it. This must change. This is a beautiful collection of Inuit comics compiled by Nicholas Burns. Featuring Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak, Jose Kusugak, Germaine Arnaktauyok and more, this is such a wonderful collaborative effort between Inuit artists and writers. I loved that this collection had such a wide array of stories. Kiviuq vs. Big Bee was one of my favourites. The art style was like nothing I'd ever seen before. On Waiting was beautiful and poignant and so simple -- the words were so sparse but that sparseness really helped to capture the environment. Blizzard house was huge and emotional in its scope -- a little like the pulp comics of old, but it touched on some hugely poignant issues. (tw: domestic violence) This collection was lyrical and lovely and just something totally unexpected. I feel like the variety of the stories really helped to capture the diversity and difference in the lives of Inuit peoples. This was such a good read.
Arctic stories is a group of stories about growing up in the arctic north in 1958. Most of the stories are based on events the author remembers from childhood - when the priest of the residential school was showing off his skating skills and fell through the ice, and when an airship flew over the town and accidentally terrified everyone. Read about visiting whales, and friendly ravens. This book is definitely worth a look - even if only to see the beautiful illustrations!
Arctic Stories contains three stories set in 1958 depicting a year in the life of 10-year old Agatha, an Inuit girl living in the arctic north.The author uses his own childhood memories to vividly depict Agatha’s world and culture. The colourful, detailed illustrations perfectly complement these stories of Inuit life in the north.Suggested ages: 6 to 126Review written by Ms. Nagao.
Bravo Nicholas Burns for his work in compiling these comics written and illustrated by writers/artists who are either from or were former residents of the Arctic. Loved the illustrations and the way they enhanced the stories. Even if you're not a comic fan, you will enjoy the various elements of this genre.
Great anthology of five stories, plus some one page gag strips featuring Sheldon the Sled Dog. The first two stories are beautiful, and all the stories, from mythological to modern tales of love and baseball and a thriller set in the unique isolating environment of the ice, are highly entertaining and engaging. The Sheldon the Sled Dog art is reminiscent of Herge or Barks. Great fun!
I've often thought about writing stories based on Inuit legend, but lacked the sources not only to write them, but to give them the proper respect they deserve. This goes one step further, turns stories into comics, and tells not only mythology, but of daily life, and the future of the Arctic.
Cool story about growing up in the north Arctic region. Not to often do we hear stories or the type of life style one can endure in the arctic region. These stories are based off of the authors experiences growing up.