December 15, 2009

TVOntario features The Voyageurs

A message from Chad Solomon, creator of the Rabbit and Bear Paws comic strips and books:Hey Rob,

I would like to share news with you about our second graphic novel Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws: The Voyageurs ( was featured on TVO.

On Wednesday [12/2/09] on the station TVO our second graphic novel (nominated as one of the BEST in graphic novels for kids in Canada) was featured on a program called Empire of the Word episode 2.

The program is about literacy and features the Honourable James T. Battleman, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and how he learned to read from comic books that he found at the local garbage dump. At the end of the program Battleman is being read to by an First Nations youth from a northern community. The last 3 minutes of the program is where our graphic novel is featured.

Comment:  I wasn't sure what TVO was, but according to Wikipedia:TVOntario, often referred to only as TVO (call signs: CICA, CICE, CICO), is a publicly-funded, educational English language television station and media organization in the Canadian province of Ontario. It is a crown corporation owned by the Government of Ontario.For more on the subject, see Comic Books Featuring Indians.

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