ABOUT WILLOW DAWSON

Willow Dawson is an award winning graphic novelist and illustrator whose books include Ghost Limb (self-published), Hyena in Petticoats (Penguin Books), Lila and Ecco's Do-It-Yourself Comics Club (Kids Can Press), No Girls Allowed with Susan Hughes (Kids Can Press), and The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea with Helaine Becker (Kids Can Press). She has two books coming out in 2015: Avis Dolphin with Frieda Wishinsky (Groundwood Books) and The Wolf-Birds (Owlkids Books) and she is currently in development of 100 Mile House (excerpts: Top Shelf 2.0). Her books are supported by the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.


Dawson's illustration clients include: Owl Magazine, Kids Can Press, Top Shelf Comics, Penguin Canada, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., Metaviews, Jesse Hirsh, YWCA Canada, LGBTQ Parenting Network, Mayworks, Trinity Square Video, Filmblanc, Shameless Magazine, Sumach Press, Kiss Machine and more.


Dawson teaches Creating Comics and Graphic Novels at U of T's School of Continuing Studies. She also teaches sequential art and scriptwriting to youth across the city for organizations the likes of The Toronto District School Board, various private schools, The Toronto Public Library, The Parkdale Street Writers, Story Planet, Harbourfront, Spadina House Museum, The Design Exchange, and The Art Gallery of York University. In May of 2012, Dawson toured Prince Edward Island for TD Children's Book Week.


For all inquiries contact Dawson directly at jarsofhoney(at)gmail(dot)com

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