This animation was originally commissioned by the Yukon Art Centre for its 30th Anniversary celebration in June 2022. Jeremy Parkin wrote an original song for the audio and I animated the whole thing. After discussing with Parkin, we created this Dog Boy who is walking along the highway. Where is he going? Is he lost? Will he make it to his destination?
Cole Pauls is a Champagne & Aishihik Citizen and Tahltan comic artist, illustrator & printmaker hailing from Haines Junction (Yukon Territory) with a BFA in Illustration from Emily Carr University. Residing in Vancouver, Pauls has created 3 graphic novels, Dakwäkãda Warriors (2019), Pizza Punks (2021) and Kwändür (2022). In 2017, Pauls won Broken Pencil Magazine’s Best Comic and Best Zine of the Year Award for Dakwäkãda Warriors II. In 2020, Dakwäkãda Warriors won Best Work in an Indigenous Language from the Indigenous Voices Awards and was nominated for the Doug Wright Award categories, The Egghead & The Nipper.