Napatsi Folger

Napatsi Folger is an Inuk comic artist, fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature writer from Iqaluit, NU. She lives in Vancouver, BC, where she completed an MFA in Creative Writing at UBC. Folger is a contributing editor for Inuit Art Quarterly, where her comics will be featured as a limited series in 2020. Folger’s written work has appeared in The Walrus, The Puritan, Matrix, Taddle Creek, The Town Crier, and Word Hoard. Napatsi’s first book, Joy of Apex, was published by Inhabit Media in 2011. If you ever meet her and she looks spaced out, she’s probably imagining you as a stick figure.

“‘Momics’ tells the story of my relationship with my mother by adapting prints by Germaine Arnaktauyok. Arnaktauyok’s work often depicts mother and child scenes and themes of family and Inuit femininity, and I wanted to celebrate that in this comic.”

Original prints (from top left):
     Precious Moment (2005)
     Keeper of all Animals (n.d.)
     Innua (2007)
     Moon Spirit II (2005)
     One Power of Tunniq (2006)
     Cycle of Life (2006)
     Shaman Combing Sedna’s Hair II (2003)
     In Return I Give Water (2005)
     Throat Singing (2006)
     My Name Is Arnaktauyok (2015)
     Fertility Moon (2001)
     When there was No Light (2005)