Nicole Marie Burton is an Illinois-born, Ontario based activist and illustrator. Since founding the Ad Astra Comix publishing collective in 2013, she has worked to build the public profile of comics as a medium for communicating important ideas.
Previous publications include:
- The short labour history ‘Coal Mountain’ in “Drawn To Change” (Between the Lines Press, 2014).
- “Eugenie Shark!” a semi-autobiographical tribute comic to the pioneering Japanese-American shark scientist, Dr. Eugenie Clark (2015).
- A series of children’s books with indigenous themes were illustrated for the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre,
- …and dozens of smaller projects for activist groups, non-profits and scholars.