Brandon Mitchell is Mi'kmaq from Listuguj, Quebec, residing in Fredericton. He is an established graphic artist, published writer and entrepreneur. He has developed a series of illustrated books that fuse contemporary graphic novel artistic approaches with traditional Mi’kmaq stories and language. The Turtle Island series currently includes three books that teach important social-emotional themes centered around Mi’kmaq-inspired characters. Shown here are studies and drawings from the development of the Turtle Island books. Brandon feels that comic books and graphic novels are a path to better teach Indigenous youth about their culture, rather than from a textbook.
Organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in partnership with Ksalsuti Wellness Resources. Funded through the generous contribution of the National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund.