Lethbridge, Alberta

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Main Library: 5th Ave. S. and 8th St. S. | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. See our  line-up of incredible Canadian literary talent at The Word On The Street Lethbridge for 2017....

Comix Jam with Eric Dyck

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join local cartoonist, Eric Dyck of Slaughterhouse Slough, for a comix jam! This is a collaborative drawing that allows many story-tellers to take contribute to a gradually-developing narrative; in other words, draw a panel and pass it on! Stop by to read the stories, watch us draw, or sit down and join in!

From Pianos To Power Chords: A Mini-Comic About Sounds in Southern Alberta

This comic strip adaptation of the Galt Museum & Archives’ exhibit, From Pianos To Power Chords, featuring writings from exhibit curator, Tyler J. Stewart, takes a deeper look at how music has helped to unite us. From the first static-filled radio broadcasts to the high-fidelity recordings of today, along with the garage bands, symphonies and late-night jam sessions in between, this exhibition showcases the sounds coming out of Southern Alberta.

  • Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Nonfiction

Eric Dyck

Eric Dyck is a cartoonist living & working in Lethbridge!  His comic strip, Slaughterhouse Slough, explores the history, vegetables, critters, and people of his new Southern Alberta home.  Eric’s comic stories are developed from research, interviews and eavesdropping.  Eric also teaches cartooning & comics classes for children and youth, and his freelance illustration work can also be found in magazines, coffee shops, farmer’s markets, and city hall.  In 2017, Eric adapted a Galt Museum exhibit, curated by Tyler J. Stewart, about music in Southern Alberta into a series of comic strips.  The collection of these comic strips, “From Pianos To Power Chords”, is available exclusively at the Galt Museum.