teaching and workshops

2022 | ‘anarchic scribbles with ballpoint pen: a drawing workshop and ode to the bicycle’ | Freilauf Fahrrad Festival (Berlin)
2019 | ‘a Dialect of Images: Examining the translation of text to comic in an adaption of Kafka’ (seminar workshop leader) | Freie university (Berlin)
2018 | ‘Sisyphus in graphic narrative and the academy: building bridges between practise and theory in artistic research’ | Drawing Yourself In and Out of It: 2nd International Comics Conference | speaker. | (Amsterdam)
2018 | ‘Constructing Space, Building Place: Topographies of Comics and Visual Narration’ poster presentation University of Cologne (DE)
2018 | ‘Illustrating and illuminating the space between process and product in graphic narratives’ | Graphic Medicine conference | Center for Cartoon Studies (White River Junction, Vermont, USA)
2017 | Sketching in Practise Symposium | workshop leader Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, CA)
2017 | ‘An Alphabet of Peripatetic Lines: on reading (and ‘writing’) wordless stories‘ (workshop leader) Graphic Medicine conference (Seattle, USA)
2017 | Sociological Review Foundation Graphic Novel Workshop Manchester Digital Laboratory (UK)
2017 | ‘Understanding wordless comics’ | Anatomy of the Image conference speaker | Monash university (Melbourne, AUS)
2016 | Transitions: New directions in Comic Studies | workshop leader University of London | Birbeck College | (London, UK)
2016 | Pathography and Graphic Medicine: The Genres of Pathographics workshop | Freie university (Berlin)
2009 | ‘No Rules, No Budget, All Fun! How and why you should make comics’ invited panelist | Word on the Street literature festival (Toronto)
2007 | Nuit Blanche “Graphic Novel Cabaret” (event organized by the Toronto Public Library and the Beguiling) | invited panelist (Toronto)
2007 | Art Gallery of York University and “The Spot” community centre workshop (leader) in DIY, small press, comics and book-making (Toronto)


awards and scholarships

2017 | Sociological Review Foundation | travel bursary & graphic novel Workshop | Manchester Digital Laboratory (UK)
2015 | Autodesk Pier 9 Artist-in-Residence program (San Francisco, USA)
2012 | Best Exhibit (dissertation work) | University of Dundee (Scotland)
2011 | Institute of Medical Illustrators | student scholarship
2011 | Institute of Medical Illustrators | Pat Turnbull travel award (UK)
2009 | Ontario Arts Council | exhibition assistance grant (CA)
2008 | Xeric Foundation | self-publishing assistance grant (USA)
2008 | Ontario Arts Council | emerging artist grant (CA)
2005 | Book Publishers’ Professionals Association | scholarship (CA)

taboo symposium bi-monthy discussion group

In 2021, I founded the Taboo Symposium, a public discussion group in Berlin, which I curate, facilitate and moderate on a bi-monthly basis. The goal of the group is to gather strangers together to engage in conversations about uncomfortable and taboo topics.
Information about individual events and details on how to register/attend can be found here.