Illustrator and filmmaker

Diane Obomsawin

A graphic artist and animator of Abenaki descent, Diane Obomsawin brings wry humour and engaging visual economy to short films like Here and There and Vistas: Walk-in-the-Forest, one in a series of shorts by Indigenous filmmakers on the subject of nationhood. I Like Girls, the film adaptation of her graphic novel about sexual identity, has screened at more than 40 international festivals, winning top honours at the 2016 Ottawa International Animation Festival. Diane Obomsawin publishes graphic novels under the pseudonym Obom with Drawn & Quarterly, which TIME calls “the most elegant comics publisher in North America.”

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