OLLMANN Joe

OLLMAN Joe

Born 25 March 1966 in Hamilton Ontario.

He grew up on a farm in Flamborough and took graphic design at Mohawk College.

He self published a three issue series of mini comics Dirty Nails beginning in 1988. This was followed by a strip called “Job’s Palace” which ran in the Hamilton Spectator for about five years in the early 1990’s, and another strip that ran in Exclaim magazine of Toronto.

In 1991, he began self publishing his stories which are mostly based on his own experiences in an anthology series Wag! which ran till 2004 producing nine issues.

He moved to Montréal in 2001.

He received the 2007 Doug Wright Best Book Award for This Will End In Tears.

He moved back to Hamilton in 2013.

With Alana Traficante he co-curated an exhibit of Canadian cartooning called This Is Serious: Canadian Indi Comics which ran at the Art Gallery of Hamilton from 21 June 2019 till 5 January 2020. He has also participated in the North Wing Project.

 

WORK:

CARTOONIST:

BOOK GRAPHIC:

Content biography & Cover book front & back:

the Abominable Mr. Seabrook. Drawn & Quarterly, January 2017.

BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Content story & Cover book front & back:

Chewing On Tinfoil. Insomniac Press, 2002.

Content story & Cover book wrap around:

Happy Stories About Well-Adjusted People. Conundrum Press, 2014.

Science Fiction. Conundrum Press, 2013.

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content story:

Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2015: “First Issue”: 173.

PERIODICAL TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Decoration:

Taddle Creek, XIX-1, 36, Winter 2015-2016: 9, 12, 35, 40, 45.

Taddle Creek, XIX-2, 37, Summer 2016: 9, 12, 35, 40, 45.

Story graphic:

Canadian Notes & Queries, 80, Summer/Fall 2010: “The North Wing: Selections from the Lost Library of CanLit Graphic Novels Episode One, Marion Engel’s ‘Bear’, as adapted by Joe Ollman”: 62-63.

Taddle Creek, XIV-2, 26, Summer 2011: “Personal Space”: 14-15.

Taddle Creek, XVI-1, 29, Winter 2012/13: “Movie Night”: 13-15.

Taddle Creek, XVII-2, 32, Spring 2014: “Old Dad”: 4.

Taddle Creek, Taddle Creek, XIX-1, 36, Winter 2015-2016:                                                        “Joe Ollman Needs To Make A Comic…: 52.                                                                      “A Road Trip With The Notorious M.I.L. (Mother-In-Law)”: 53-55.

Co-CURATOR, CO-EDITOR:

BOOK:

This Is Serious: Canadian Indie Comics. Co-cur., Co-ed., Alana Traficante. Art Gallery of Hamilton/Conundrum Press. Published in conjunction with 21 June 2019 till 5 January 2020 exhibit.

SOURCE:

Article book:

Chewing On Tinfoil. Car., Joe Ollman. Toronto: Insomniac Press, 2002.

Article newspaper:

“Comic Art Imitating Life.” Writ., Amy Kenny. Hamilton Spectator, 28 Oct. 2014.

Internet:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Ollmann 1 December 2020. Accessed 9 January 2021.

GALLERY:

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\O\ollman Joe, Cdn Notes & Queries, 80, 62.jpgCanadian Notes & Queries, 80, Summer/Fall 2010: 62

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\O\OLLMAN Joe, Cdn Notes & Queries, 80, Summer,Fall 2010, 63.jpgCanadian Notes & Queries, 80, Summer/Fall 2010: 63

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\O\OLLMANN Joe, Taddle Creek, 36, Winter 2015, 52.jpgTaddle Creek, Taddle Creek, 36, Winter 2015/16: “ Joe Ollman Needs To Make A Comic…: 52.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\O\OLLMANN Joe, Taddle Creek, 36, Winter 2015, 53.jpgTaddle Creek, Taddle Creek, 36, Winter 2015/16: “A Road Trip With The Notorious M.I.L. (Mother-In-Law)”: 53.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\O\OLLMANN Joe, Taddle Creek, 36, Winter 2015, 54.jpgTaddle Creek, Taddle Creek, 36, Winter 2015/16: “A Road Trip With The Notorious M.I.L. (Mother-In-Law)”: 54.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\O\OLLMANN Joe, Taddle Creek, 36, Winter 2015, 55.jpgTaddle Creek, Taddle Creek, 36, Winter 2015/16: “A Road Trip With The Notorious M.I.L. (Mother-In-Law)”: 55.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\O\OLLMAN Joe Tribute to Aram Alexanian.jpgA tribute to A. Alexanian a cartoonist in the Canadian industry during World War Two.