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'All of the characters are some version of me': Walter Scott on how his identity influences his art

The acclaimed Canadian graphic novelist discusses creating the comic Wendy as a way to tell his own story about being an art student trying to make his way in the fussy Canadian art scene.
Walter Scott. (CBC Arts)
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In the new In the Making documentary series, the show follows different Canadian artists doing innovative, groundbreaking work in all kinds of artistic disciplines. Acclaimed Canadian graphic novelist Walter Scott is one of the featured artists.

Scott is a multi-disciplinary artist that grew up on the Kahnawá:ke Mohawk Territory in Quebec and moved to Montreal to pursue his art. He joined q's Tom Power from New York to discuss his lifelong self-serialisation comic Wendy and how it features his comic alter-ego, a young post-grad art student making her way as an artist in the 21st century.

In the Making takes you on an immersive journey inside the lives and work of Canada's leading artists. Stream the whole season now on CBC Gem, or watch it on CBC-TV Friday nights at 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m. NT).

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