Calgary, Canada

Hal is an illustrator, comic artist, and beast-slayer based in Calgary, Alberta. Born on a dark and stormy night in the cold tidal pools of the Atlantic, Hal began creating pieces at a young age such as: “Fireworks” (black sharpie on white leather couch) and “A Really, Really Big Tornado” (crayon on newsprint). While travelling the twisting pathways of life, Hal eventually landed at the Alberta University of the Arts and, after graduating in 2021, they have continued to obsessively draw and write as much as possible. Hal plans to keep making art until they either go blind or lose their hands in a freak illustration accident, two things they hope will never happen.