Issue: 2021.3


2021 has been a year of recovery, of grief, and of sustained sorrow. A devastating news cycle of climate crises, ongoing global violence, and ever-widening wealth inequities. Traditionally a punchline is delivered as the third part of a joke—the part that makes us laugh—but sometimes we feel like the punchline never arrives. For our third publication of 2021, SNAPline released our first fully graphic edition to explore what gives us laughter in challenging times. We asked artists and illustrators alike to take up the call and remind us of the small localized moments in our day-to-day lives, in our communities, and in our families and friendships that make us smile and laugh. We received a great response, and the final publication boasts work from 11 artists, and a featured print by the wonderful Pauline Johnson. The comic contributors for this issue are Blair Brennan, Michelle Campos Castillo, Digital_Dirt, Matt Dunlop, Teddy Edwards, Brad Fehr, Roger Garcia, Jacqueline Huskisson, Savanna Tries, Stephany Victorine, and Eve Salomons, with Chelsey Campbell illustrating the message from the Board, and Sergio Serrano illustrating the Message from the SNAPline Committee.

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phone is to stick by digital_dirt

This comic, titled Phone is to stick by digital_dirt, consists of the same image printed in multiple colour combinations, laid out in a 4 by 4 grid over two pages. The image depicts a robot, a caveman, and a slug...

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Plot Twist by Michelle Campos

About the Artist Michelle Campos Castillo is a Salvadoran visual artist living in Edmonton. She has been the recipient of several public art commissions from the City of Edmonton, including Platanos, a set of three sculptures on permanent display at...

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Finding Funny by Teddy Edwards

  About the Artist Teddy Edwards is an artist who tried to sell out and failed. He’s now on a mission to reclaim his soul by making as much cool stuff as he can. You can see what he’s up...

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Roger Garcia

A comic named "Covid haircuts we gave ourselves in 2020", showing 4 headshots of people. The first one is short hair with bald temples, nicknamed "The Captain Kangaroo". The second is a person with a literal mop on their head,...

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underwater cooler

About the Artist Brad Fehr is an artist, writer, and worker. His practice has recently moved into illustration and visual storytelling blending physical and digital methods. Their work prefers to suggest and explore as much as examine, often utilizing humour...

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Melon-Choly by Savannah Tries

  About the artist Savannah Tries is an multidisciplinary artist living in amiskwaciwâskahikan, also known as Edmonton, on Treaty 6 Territory. Her art is forthcoming in publications by Bed Zine and Renegade Arts Entertainment. Follow her on Instagram @savannahtriesart or...

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A Faint Wail Across the Sea by Pauline Johnson

ARTIST BIO Pauline Johnson was raised in Maskwacis territory bordered within Alberta. Growing up, Nehiyaw (Plains Cree), her art has always turned to visual and emotional artworks. Using comic and graphic storytelling to help create her art. Using the balance...

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Kenney Variant by Matt Dunlop and Stephany Victorine

About the artists Hello, my name is Stephany Victorine (They/He/She). I am a freelance Illustrator and printmaker originating from the Seychelles Islands and currently reside in Calgary, Alberta. I have graduated with a BA in Comms Media from the University...

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Blair Brennan

  ABOUT THE ARTWORK Condition recently downgraded. Damage to the spine is apparent – stress and full spine break with tears through multiple pages. Visible attempts to repair this damage are noted. Additional damage to the cover – creasing, fading...

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Message from the SNAPline Committee

  Description: A comic drawn in light blue pencils, in the style of a zoom meeting screen. The 7 SNAPline committee members are seen in their zoom screens smiling at the camera. The text over their boxes read the following...

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