Ever year, SOVA partners with the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture’s Macaulay House Artist Residency to bring up two Artists-in-Residence who work closely with our students on special projects, studio assignments and exhibitions. This fall we are so thrilled to be welcoming our first ever SOVA Alumni to take part in the SOVA Air Program: Cole Pauls! Cole Pauls is a Tahltan First Nation comic artist, illustrator and printmaker from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory. After completing the Yukon School of Visual Arts Foundation Year Program in 2012, Cole went on to graduate with a BFA in Illustration from Emily Carr University.
Currently located in Vancouver BC, Cole is taking the indie comic book scene by storm with his comic series Pizza Punks, a self contained comic strip about punks eating pizza, and the incredible Dakwäkãda Warriors, Cole’s debut graphic novel, which is a bilingual comic about two earth protectors saving the world from evil pioneers and cyborg sasquatches.
During his residency, Cole will be visiting Jeffrey’s English classes and will also be hosting a local book launch for Dakwäkãda Warriors while he is in Dawson in October. We can’t wait!