SANDERSON Steven Keewatin
Taken from “A New Legacy with Len Pierre: Len Interview With Steven Keewatin Sanderson.”
“Growing up my favourite animation without a doubt was Katsuhiro Otomo’s ‘Akira’. … I can remember being so overwhelmed by what I was watching. I couldn’t fully understand it but I knew from that day on I had to tell stories.” Taken from “A New Legacy with Len Pierre: Len Interview With Steven Keewatin Sanderson.”
Born in Saskatoon Saskatchewan.
He moved to Vancouver in 1999/2000 to study animation at the Vancouver Film School. Following this he worked five years as a storyboard artist on ED, Edd”n Eddy for the Cartoon Network, and on the Disney video game Treasure Island and the game Bully for Rockstar.
In 2005, he was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to develop Darkness Calls a short animated film. He later developed this into a book by the same name. He has since followed this with graphic books, An Invited Threat, Level Up, Just A Story, Journey Of The Healer, Path Of The Warrior, Lighting up the Dark and Rock Bottom. He has illustrated Richard Van Camp’s Blue Raven.
In 2015, he appeared on and contributed to CBC’s four part documentary series 8th Fire. He has been a keynote speaker at the Alaskan Native Tribal health consortium and at the 2015 Comics & Medicine Conference at the University of California.
BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
Moonshot: the Indigenous Comics Collection, vol. 2. Ed., Hope Nicholson. 2017: “Where We Left Off”: 115-123.
Moonshot: the Indigenous Comics Collection, vol. 2. Alternate History Comics Inc., 2017: “Biographies”: 153.
“A New Legacy with Len Pierre: Len Interview With Steven Keewatin Sanderson.” Interviewer, Len Pierre. 15 October 2013. https://newlegacyinterviews.wordpress.com. Accessed 14 May 2018.
“Steven Keewatin Sanderson.” www.kewatinsturdios.com.