Reimagining Comics in the Context of Caregiving
Sam Hester is a Calgary-based graphic recorder and longtime indie comics creator who has collaborated with a wide range of organizations in Canada. Hester spent 15 years as a freelance artist and indie comics creator before ending up in the field of graphic recording. As one of Alberta’s most sought-after visual practitioners, Sam creates visual stories by drawing upon deep listening skills, a unique graphic style, a passion for community-building and a lot of markers. Hester has collaborated with an impressive variety of organizations, including those in the sectors of government, education, health and wellness, non-profit and corporate. Sam writes and draws The Listener, a comics column, for the made-in-Alberta independent journalism outlet The Sprawl.
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