Artists

Wai Au (Montreal) draws comics under the handle Koyar and her real name. Her heartwarming slice-of-life stories center around people, the mundane yet exciting lives that no matter how terrible things get, there are joy and happiness to be found when people tough it out.

Along with the love of comics, she lends her crafty skills to creating screenprinted, hand-bound volumes of comics and zines to Love Love Hill, in order to make something unique for the audience.

Dirchansky (Toronto) and has an interest in comics of all genres and styles, but tends to create stories with particular attention to subtle character expressions, gestures, and interactions.

Kim Hoang (Montreal) is a comic artist influenced by shoujo manga, with an indie comics twist. Kim’s work has been toured at a variety of festivals and comic conventions, including the Toronto Comics Arts Festival and the Kaigai Manga Festa in Tokyo. Kim illustrates murals with local students with En Masse pour les Masses, and has taught manga classes at the Visual Arts Centre. Kim also experiments in videogames, notably creating “Blush or Burn” (a competitive 2P dating sim) in Pixelles Incubator 2, and co-creating “Mouffe”, a game in a tent played with a blanket controller, made as a part of the Critical Hit 2014 incubator. Kim has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University.

Justin Lanjil (Ottawa) is as pumped about reading comics as he is about creating them.

He grew up reading a lot of manga and is a big believer in creating excellent queer content, the kind of stories he always wanted to read.

Laura Tryon (Ottawa) is a comic creator and animator from Ontario, Canada. She graduated from the animation program at Sheridan College in 2010 and began her career as an animator and illustrator shortly after. Laura has enjoyed drawing and reading comics since her early high school years. She released an ongoing, fantasy/sci-fi webcomic, Static Skies, in 2012 and has participated in several anthologies by Love Love Hill, since then. She enjoys creating comics of all genres, but especially those that involve an element of fantasy, science fiction or supernatural mystery and focus on emotional growth.

 

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