Marta Chudolinska is a multidisciplinary artist born in Poland and currently based in Toronto. She makes comics, artist books and other publications using woodcut & linocut prints, papercuts and a variety of drawing materials. Her wordless graphic novel, "Back + Forth: A novel in 90 linocuts", was published by the Porcupine’s Quill in 2009 and nominated for a Doug Wright Award for Best Book. Since then, she has continued to produce comics that incorporate her interests in personal narratives, fantastical stories and the handmade. Her papercut comic, "Babcia", a historical memoir which aims to rebuild her connection to her late grandmother, cut short by immigration and illness, has been serialized in Broken Pencil Magazine since 2013. Since starting the "Babcia" project, she has experimented with the use of papercut art in comics, including her three-dimensional "Inheritance" installation and her recent comic "After", published in the Humber Literary Review, which combines papercut art with coloured pencils. She has shared the empowerment possible through self-publishing by teaching creative and software workshops for zine-making.
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