I recently took a trip out to see the buffalo at Wanuskewin Heritage Park just outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and by happy serendipity, I found the talented Azby Whitecalf holding down the position of Illustrator in Residence. Azby is the illustrator of my new book Buffalo Wild! which releases September 7, 2021.
Azby’s illustrations are magical and playful. Their colors — vivid and rich. Azby captured the surreal mood of Buffalo Wild! with skillful strength. I especially love the multitude of buffalo caricatures displayed throughout the book — so many wonderful, quirky personalities to reflect on. Did I mention I LOVE buffalo?!
Thank you Azby Whitecalf for creating a masterpiece of Indigenous pride!
Azby Whitecalf is the Illustrator in Residence at Wanuskewin Heritage Park where their contemporary work navigates experiences through sex, gender identity and sexuality as an Indigenous person.