- Our Town
Second book of Woodall comics raises funds for Arts Council
Ron Woodall’s new book of comics The guy who makes the heron sounds will be ready in time for Christmas, and on sale at the Gallery@Artisan Square, as well as theislandshoppe.ca and numerous other locations for $20. That $20, however, is a direct donation to the Bowen Island Arts Council and the Gallery.
Jacqueline Massey, executive director of the Arts Council says Woodall’s previous book of comics alongside a show at the Gallery helped raise $3800.
“This is really a big thing for us, it truly helps us keep afloat and put on events that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to.”
Massey says that when prints of Woodall’s comics were hanging in the Gallery, she could hear people laughing out loud from her office around the corner.
There are 120 comics in the new book, all of which have been published in The Undercurrent over the past few years.
Woodall says he hasn’t missed a week in The Undercurrent in more than 5 years, having sent comics back to Bowen from both Bali and Mexico.
“I see this as my community service,” says Woodall, “I want to give the town a little bit of a laugh about its troubles.”