More than the stereotypes of lobsters and fiddles, Canada’s “ocean playground” of Nova Scotia boasts a vibrant history of ghost stories, folklore, industry, politics, and vibrant Black, Indigenous, LGBTQ and immigrant communities. Home or formerly home to some of Canada’s biggest names in comics over the past decades, this anthology brings together more than 15 artists, making Nova Scotia’s history come to life through a collection of graphic stories that are spooky, funny and thought-provoking.
Nova Scotia and the Maritimes are usually neglected in the study of Canadian history. This anthology will bring offbeat stories from across the province to light in a fun, engaging and irreverent manner. Presenting Nova Scotia history in a graphic format and unique stories that aren’t taught in schools, this book will be an approachable, readable collection that appeals to readers of comics and non-fiction alike.
Featuring: Emma Fitzgerald, Sara Spike, Rebecca Roher, Paul Hammond, Colleen MacIsaac, Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes, Sarah Mangle, JJ Steeves, Laura Ķeniņš, Sfé R. Monster, Sarah Thunder, Vanessa Lent, Rebecca Thomas, Rachel Hill, Jordyn Bochon, Veronica Post, Donald Calabrese.
"Nova Graphica is the graphic novel history of Nova Scotia I didn't know I needed. Wide-ranging in tone and featuring a diverse perspective of voices and styles, the comic compendium hits the nail right on the head."