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555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
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12 pm - 6 pm
20 Feb 22·4:00 PMuntil5:30 PM

CAG Reads

Cole Pauls presents Christian Staebler and Sonia Paoloni

Online via Zoom

A black and white photograph of Cole Pauls. Pauls is wearing a red sun symbol necklace and smelting.

We are pleased to announce our latest instalment of CAG Reads, a book club where artists invite us to read alongside them. Each month an artist proposes a text for our collective reading pleasure, culminating in a virtual hangout where the artist leads a wide-ranging discussion grounded in their chosen reading material.

This month, CAG Reads will be hosted by Cole Pauls. Cole has chosen the graphic novel Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band (2020) by Christian Staebler and Sonia Paoloni, illustrated by Thibault Balahy.


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.

Getting the texts

Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band is available to order from Massy Books; a limited number of copies will be available for sale at the CAG Bookstore. The book can also be found at the Vancouver Public Library.