McFADZEAN Dakota

McFADZEAN Dakota

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE OF PERSON\M\McFADZEAN, Dakota, Conundrum 1, 2020, 56.jpg                            Self Portrait. Conundrum 1, 2020: 56.

“I think that short comics occupy a similar space that short prose stories do.  Comic strips are like poems, so with those I’m just trying to be succinct and  inventive within the confines of the format. … With strips I feel free to simply explore an image, a feeling or something indescribable. …My short stories  tend to be more concept-based. … In a short story, I’m more interested    in the ideas and emotional impact than I am in fully fleshing out the characters    and their world. For the graphic novel, there’s more time and space to really        get to know characters and explore their nuances.                                                    “Dakota McFadzean.” Conundrum 1, 2020:57.

This Toronto based cartoonist, grew up in Regina.

He graduated from the Center For Cartoon Studies (Hartford Vermont U.S.A.

He worked for MAD magazine while living in New York. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Best American Comics and Funny or Die. He has worked as a storyboard artist for Dreamworks and Netflex.

He has created a mini comic series called “Lost Mountain”.

He is the co-founder and co-editor of the cartoon and art anthology Irene.

In 2016 he won the Doug Wright Spotlight Award for Don’t Get Eaten By Anything.

WORK:

CARTOONIST:

BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Content story & Cover book front & back:

To Know You’re Alive, Conundrum Press, 2020.

Other Stories And The Horse You Rode In On. Conundrum Press, 2013.

PERIODICAL TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Cover front:

Conundrum 1, 2020.

Content story graphic:

Canadian Notes & Queries, 101, Winter 2018: “The North Wing: Selections from the Lost Library of CanLit Graphic Novels Episode Twenty-One, Sheila Hetl’s How Should A Person Be? as adapted by Dakota McFadzean”: 40-41.

Taddle Creek,….: “…” Vitalis Publishing
XIX-1, 36, Winter 2015-2016: “Posthumans”: 7.

XX-1, 38, Winter 2016-2017: “First”: 15-18.

XXIII-1, 44, Winter 2019/2020: “ The Pasqua Pennysaver”: 12-13.

SOURCE:

Article book:

To Know You’re Alive, Conundrum Press, 2020: 99.

Interview periodical:

Conundrum 1, 2020: “Dakota McFadzean”: 56-64.

GALLERY:

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\M\McFadzean, Dakota, Taddle Creek, 38, Winter 2016,15.jpgTaddle Creek, XX-1, 38, Winter 2016-2017: “First”: 15.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\M\McFadzean, Dakota, Taddle Creek, 38, Winter 2016, 16.jpgTaddle Creek, XX-1, 38, Winter 2016-2017: “First”: 16.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\M\McFadzean, Dakota, Taddle Creek, 38, Winter 2016, 17.jpgTaddle Creek, XX-1, 38, Winter 2016-2017: “First”: 17.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\M\McFadzean, Dakota, Taddle Creek, 38, Winter 2016,18.jpgTaddle Creek, XX-1, 38, Winter 2016-2017: “First”: 18.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\M\McFADZEAN Dakota, Conundrum, 1, 2020, fc.jpgConundrum 1, 2020: Front cover.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\M\McFadzean, Dakota, To Know You're  Alive, 2020, fc.jpgTo Know You’re Alive, Conundrum Press, 2020.