Fiona Smyth

Our next Artist You Need To Know is Fiona Smyth. For almost four decades, Smyth has made work in the intersecting spheres of art, comics and murals. Educated at the Ontario College of Art (now OCAD U) from which she graduated in 1986, Smyth’s “comics have...

Rodolphe Töpffer

Our next Artist You Need To Know is more historical, but in this ongoing series we like to range into many different eras and arenas. Rodolphe Töpffer (1799 – 1846) was a Swiss author, teacher, painter, cartoonist, and caricaturist: Töpffer illustrated books such as...

Sue Coe

Our next Artist You Need To Know is Sue Coe. Her works are unique, viscerally memorable, and she has been described as ‘an activist whose art is a blend of visual journalism, social protest, and propaganda.’ (from here) In many ways, Coe is a successor to...

David Hlynsky

Our latest Artist You Need To Know is David Hlynsky. Hlynsky was born in the United States, but emigrated to Canada in 1971. His grandparents had left Poland and the Ukraine around 1912, for North America. He attended Ohio State University from 1965 to 1970, earning a...