Secret Mexican diary sheds light on Spanish Inquisition

A story of torture, betrayal and persecution is captivating Mexicans almost 500 years after it happened. The dramatic life and death of the Carvajal family in 16th-Century Mexico is in the spotlight after a decades-long search for a national treasure came to an unexpected happy ending. Luis de Carvajal “The Young” came to Mexico –…

The Making-Of This Pixar-esque Clay Sculpture Is Extremely Satisfying [Premiere]

A cast of pop-surrealist characters that look like angry Pixar animations has taken over Santa Monica’s Copro Gallery. These creations are the work of real-life Geppetto Jim McKenzie, a sculptor who spends the day making his characters into moving boys and girls at animation studio Aardman Nathan Love. The Creators Project premieres an incredibly gratifying…

Yves – My Life as a Refugee

Chalit and June, two Thai students from Chulalongkorn University made a brilliant comics adaptation of the true story of Yves -a Congolese refugee who survived ethnic cleansing. It is published by the Sanctuary Australia Foundation here

A Look Inside Oral Storytelling’s Online Revival

StoryCorps began with the simple mission to get people to slow down and hear what others had to say. Beginning with a single booth inside New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003, over the years, they’ve amassed more than 60,000 interviews from across the U.S.A.—stories the cover the spectrum of the great human condition. For their…

An Evening with Joe Sacco: Comic Journalist

  November 6, 2013 – Artist Talk at Simon Fraser University moderated by Charlie Smith of the Georgia Straight Joe Sacco’s comics are entirely unique in the field. No one else writes and draws international political reportage in a comic book format. His books are amazing glimpses into the complex issues of global politics that…