JESSICA BROMLEY BARTRAM is an illustrator, graphic designer, writer, and embroidery enthusiast who lives in Ottawa with her partner Ian and beagle-mutt Eleanor. She spends her days as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, often combining both parts of her job for both client and personal projects. Her collection of illustrated short stories, Ghost Water Kiss, will be published in 2019 by Popnoir Editions. She recently illustrated a picture book, Charles by Stephen Hume, for Fitzhenry and Whiteside, and has also published work in The Globe and Mail and CAROUSEL.
BEN O’NEIL is a Toronto-based illustrator, artist and writer. He has self-published two publications, the comic TOBACCO and the curated art book Modern Laundry, as well as co-writing The Sunset Channel, a short film set for release in late 2018. His first full-length graphic novel, Apologetica, will be published in 2019 by Popnoir Editions.
4PANEL Anthology Contributors:
MARK CONNERYis an artist & zine maker who’s always called Toronto home. His first book, Melamine Car Bomb, was published in 2011 by Half World Books. A 240-page compilation of his notorious Rudy mini-comix (spanning over 20 years worth of zines) was published in 2014 by 2D Cloud to critical acclaim.
JONATHAN DYCK is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty 1 Territory. His illustrations and comics have been featured in Geez, Maisonneuve and The Walrus. Occasionally, he sells zines and other wares at local craft fairs. His most recent comics collection, No Goals, is a revisionist take on toxic sports culture. — jonathandyck.com
DRAZEN KOZJAN is a Toronto-based illustrator, designer and storyboard artist. Among the children’s books he’s illustrated are Working Mummies (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and Diary of a Fairy Godmother (Hyperion). His work has been exhibited in Galerie Daniel Maghen (Paris) and Nucleus Gallery (LA) and others. He writes and illustrates his baby, The Happy Undertaker Mysteries, an ongoing, creeping web, print and multimedia comic project. — drazenkozjan.com
MARK LALIBERTE is a Canadian artist, writer, editor and graphic designer — and the creator of The 4PANEL Project. He curates the weekly strips that appear on 4panel.ca, and, as project founder, is also naturally an active artist-participant. Laliberte is the recipient of a 2016 Ontario Arts Council Comic Arts grant. Recent books include: BRICKBRICKBRICK (BookThug, 2010) and Grey Supreme 01 (Koyama Press, 2010).
HARTLEY LIN (also known by the pseudonym Ethan Rilly) is a cartoonist from Toronto. His comic book Pope Hats has received Doug Wright, Ignatz and Joe Shuster awards. He has drawn for The New Yorker, Walrus, Slate, Chronicle, HarperCollins and COMPLEX. He now lives in Montreal. His latest graphic novel, Young Frances, debuted in 2018 from AdHouse Books. — popehats.ca
ERIK NEBEL is a nonbinary cartoonist living in Portland, Oregon. Their book of comics, Well Come, was published by Yeti Press in 2014. Their work has appeared in Best American Comics 2015, and listed under Notable Comics in Best American Comics 2016. — eriknebel.tumblr.com
SAMPLERMAN is one of the incarnations of the cartoonist Yvang, a collagist experimenting ad infinitum. His surrealist non-stories have been featured in many publications like Off Life, Smoke Signal, Ink Brick, Lagon, The Village Voice and Scratches. Fearless Colors, a collection of works made between 2012 and 2015, was recently published by kuš! — samplerman.tumblr.com
ANUJ SHRESTHRA is a Nepali-American cartoonist & illustrator. His comics have been listed in several editions of The Best American Comics anthology. His illustration work has appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy and Hazlitt. He is currently working on an ongoing horror/noir comics series, Genus
FIONA SMYTH is a Toronto-based cartoonist, painter, illustrator and educator whose feminist artwork has exhibited internationally. Smyth collaborated with writer and sex educator Cory Silverberg on the kids’ series What Makes A Baby in 2013, and Sex Is A Funny Word
in 2015, both published by Seven Stories Press. Somnambulance, a massive 368pg collection of over 30 years of Smyth’s comics, was published this Spring by Koyama Press. — fiona-smyth.blogspot.com