Michael Kluckner presents an illustrated talk on his new graphic novel Toshiko, and discusses the challenges and opportunities of the graphic-novel format. Toshiko follows the story of a young Japanese-Canadian woman in B.C. during the Second World War, exploring wartime issues of race, duty and romance in historic B.C. settings.
Michael Kluckner is an artist and writer best-known for his book Vanishing Vancouver, and years of heritage activism. Toshiko reflects his interest in B.C. history and earlier career as a cartoonist and illustrator for daily newspapers. He is the president of the Vancouver Historical Society.