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Interconnected Artist Spotlight: April dela Noche

Artist Statement

Through illustration and comics I explore personal investigations and commemorations into grief and memories, the humor of everyday narratives, and issues of identity and family. I often work off of my own poetry, physical diaries, and digital record-keeping. I’m interested in collaging and preserving daily moments, managing my passionate love affair with the internet, and—despite what my resting sad face would have you think—making people laugh.


Image credit: Kin Godwin Chua

April dela Noche Milne (she/her) is a Filipino-Canadian illustrator and writer living in Vancouver. April studied Fine Arts at Langara College and graduated with a BFA in Illustration from Emily Carr University. She was the artist for the graphic novel The Blue Road: A Fable of Migration, and the children’s book The Imperfect Garden. She was also a contributor to the comic anthology The Witching Hours. April is a recent graduate of the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University.

Check out more of April’s art on her website or on Instagram and Twitter @apricotjoy 

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