New UVic professor blends cultures in manga

Haida and Asian characteristics put together

A First Nations artist who is credited with creating a new genre known as Haida Manga has taken on a post at the University of Victoria.

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is the school’s second Audain professor in Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to blending of Haida design with Asian culture to create Haida Manga, Yahgulanaas embraces many other art forms.

He will provide an overview of his work and display images and music videos at a free public lecture Wednesday (Sept. 28) at 8 p.m. in UVic’s visual arts building, room A162.