Kwändǖr is a graphic novel by Cole Pauls.

Cole Pauls

An illustrated book cover featuring a snowmobile parked in front of mobile homes with antlers on the roofs.

Indigenous Voices Award winner Cole Pauls returns with a robust collection of stories that celebrate the cultural practices and experiences of Dene and Arctic peoples

Gathering Pauls's comics from magazines, comic festivals and zine making workshops, these comics are his most personal work yet. You'll learn stories about the author's family, racism and identity, Yukon history, winter activities, Southern Tutchone language lessons and cultural practices. Have you ever wanted to learn how to Knuckle Hop? or to acknowledge and respect the Indigenous land you're on? Or how to be an ally to Indigenous people? Well, gather around and hear this Kwändǖr! (Story!) (From Conundrum Press

Cole Pauls is a Tahltan comic artist. He created his first comic, Dakwäkãda Warriors, was a language-revival initiative. In 2017, it won Broken Pencil magazine's awards for best comic and best zine of the year. in 2020, it won best work in an Indigenous language from the Indigenous Voices Awards. He is also the author of the graphic novel Pizza Punks.

Interviews with Cole Pauls

Cole Pauls and his Indigenous punk comics

5 years ago
Duration 4:14
Tahltan comic artist Cole Pauls has been inspired by punk music, pizza and carrying the legacy of Southern Tutchone language through his comic art. Filmmaker: Camille Vernet

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