Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Whazamo! Profiles: George Walker

Share |
Whazamo! Profiles: George Walker

Name: George A. Walker

Hometown: Brantford Ont. Although I’ve lived in Toronto since 1979. Toronto.

Web site:

Role: Illustrator, graphic novelist (Book of Hours); writer (Woodcut Artists Handbook , Graphic Witness ,pub. Firefly Books)(Inverted Line and Images from the Neocerebellum, pub. Porcupine’s Quill); Acquisitions editor of the Graphic Novel Series at The Porcupine’s Quill

Latest Work: Name of Book, Press, Graphic Witness ,Firefly Books, Images from the Neocerebellum, Porcupine’s Quill and an upcoming trade edition of Book of Hours 2011 Porcupine’s Quill

What’s It About in a Nutshell: Visual narratives : the image as text.

What first inspired you to create comics or graphic novels? Neil Gaiman

What for you makes a comic or graphic novel AWESOME!? The congruence between text and image.

What subjects are you obsessed with? Wordless novels

If you weren’t doing comics or graphic novels, what would you be doing? Private press printing (letterpress)

What is your favourite Canadian graphic novel, or What’s your favourite graphic novel of all time? Wimbledon Green by Seth & Louis Riel by Chester Brown

What are you working on now? I’m editing a series of graphic novels for the Porcupine’s Quill.

The views expressed in the Writer-in-Residence blogs are those held by the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Open Book: Toronto.

Related item from our archives

Ian Daffern

Ian Daffern directs and produces documentary videos and writes about books and comics for places like Quill and Quire, The Globe and Mail and The National Post. He's also half of the mighty writing team behind Freelance Blues, your favourite new supernatural-horror-comedy comic (tm).

His website can be found here at
Video blog:
Follow him on Twitter at:

Go to Ian Daffern’s Author Page