Bring the Group of 7 to Your School!

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(April 2017: Chris and Jason with Grades 5 and 6 at Central Public School Guelph, Ontario. Notable alumni – John McCrae, Photo by Kate Brennagh)

Creators Chris Sanagan and Jason Lapidus facilitate exciting workshops to support student engagement with Arts, History and Language curricula.

Workshops:

  • Exploring the process of creating a comic book
  • Developing characters from the pages of history
  • Writing and/or illustrating stories
  • Exploring graphic novel literacy
  • Drawing figures in action
  • Enhancing creative collaborative practices
  • Connecting history and fiction
  • Using Research to support creativity

We are happy to collaborate with educators to customize a workshop for the needs of the group.

To book a school  visit or for more information contact info@groupof7comic.ca.

Canada 150 stories from the Group of 7 creative team

Recently we teamed up to produce two Canada 150 (and Guelph 190) articles for the GuelphMercuryTribune. Just like Group of 7, I handled the stories and Jason handled the art. This mash-up of history and comics doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.

The first is about John McLean, a former Hudson’s Bay Company fur trader who spent twenty-five years criss-crossing Canada during the first half of the 19th century and wrote about his adventures while living in Guelph. You can read the story here.image1

The second is about the 1951-52 Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters junior hockey team. The team captured the 1952 Memorial Cup and two of its players, Andy Bathgate and Harry Howell, are in the Hockey Hall of Fame. You can read the story here.

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Issue #1 OUT NOW!

Happy Canada Day everyone! Jason and I are thrilled to present Group of 7 #1 – a most secret tale of Canadian daring and danger from the Great War. Read all 22 pages on the website for FREE or purchase your own digital copy via Gumroad here. We hope to have print editions available to order sometime this summer.

We’re hard at work on Issue #2 and appreciate all the love and support you have sent our way. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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