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"Heroes 2009: And the nominees are..." - April 9, 2009
Ken Boesem was nominated for a Pink Triangle Press 2009 Hero Community Achievement Award in the Visual Arts category. Congratulations to the winner...Claudia Morgado Escanilla!
Hywel Toscano - "Boesem buddies" - June 28, 2007
Ken Boesem's comic strip, The Village, celebrated the anniversary of Stonewall by premiering in Ottawa’s Gay & Lesbian newspaper, Capital Xtra and featured Boesem on the cover with The Village character Jeff Cooper.
Among other things, the article stated that: "...Boesem's meticulous stroke and his uproariously funny sense of caricature have created clean lines and bubbling characters..."
On the cover - February 2007
Ken Boesem's donation to the collection tin of A Loving Spoonful was captured for the cover of the Davie Village Business Improvement Association newsletter.
Sondi Bruner - "Fueling the culture of gossip" - December 21, 2006
Ken Boesem's serialized comic strip The Village celebrated its first anniversary in print with a feature in Xtra! West, Vancouver's Gay & Lesbian Bi-Weekly. The feature included an interview with Ken Boesem about the strip plus special bonus episodes!!!
The article stated that: "First there was 'Coronation Street,' then along came 'Tales Of The City,' and now there's 'The Village.'"
John Bell - Chapter 7: "The Road to Palookaville: New Directions, 1989-2006" - 2006
Ken Boesem is included in a list of cartoonists Canadian comic book historian John Bell calls "notable creators" in the Canadian small press field.
Ken Boesem - "How God Built Earth" - Spring 2006
Ken Boesem's short graphic narrative, How God Built Earth, created when he was just seven years old, was reprinted in its entirety in Geist magazine No. 60.
"Entering The Village" - December 2005
Ken Boesem's ongoing comic strip "The Village" set in Vancouver's Davie Village neighbourhood, premieres in Vancouver's Xtra! West newspaper.
Andy Hudson - "Staple, Paper, Go!" - October 2005
Ken Boesem was interviewed in anticipation of the first ever Canzine West event. The illustration for the article included clips from Boesem's 1918 story.
Hywel Toscano - "Meet Monty's Maker" - January 5, 2005
Xtra West, Vancouver's gay and lesbian biweekly newspaper profiled Ken Boesem with a cover story featuring Boesem and his cartoon character Little Monty: the Gayest Little Boy in the World.
Among other good things, the article stated that: "When Boesem's hand hits the page the results promise to range from serious dialogue to riotous entertainment."
Michael Harris - "Comix creators unmasked: Vancouver's taboo smashers" - August 23, 2003
The Vancouver Sun profiled Ken Boesem alongside other cartoonists appearing at that year's Comix & Stories comic convention and included a brief excerpt from Boesem's adaptation of Raven Steals The Light.
A sidebar article warned of Ken Boesem: "Keep your eye on this one."
Danylo Hawaleshka - "Adventures of the...Spanish flu?" - August 4, 2003
Canada’s weekly national newsmagazine featured Ken Boesem in an almost full-page profile. The article showcased Boesem’s short graphic narrative 1918 which was published in the 2003 SPX Anthology and included an excerpt from the story and a photo of Boesem.
The article stated that: "…[Boesem] has penned a moving account of a medical tragedy..."
Robin Fisher - "A Brief Overview of Alternative Comics in Vancouver From 1969 to Present" - 2003 (*Originally written for the Bfly Atelier Gallery show "Tales from the Cold: The Comic Art of the Northwest" - May 15-31, 2003)
Robin Fisher's brief history of Vancouver's underground comic scene includes Ken Boesem in a list of people making up Vancouver's current "hustling and bustling" alternative comics world.
"Epidemic comic to highlight 1918" - June 15, 2003
Quesnel’s newspaper of record featured Ken Boesem in its "People" section. The article showcased Boesem’s short graphic narrative 1918 which was published in the 2003 SPX Anthology and included a photo of Boesem.
Robin McConnell, host; Colin Upton & Donald King, co-hosts - "John Bell" - November 22, 2007
This 2007 interview featured Ken Boesem as a special guest co-host to visit with Canadian comic book historian John Bell and his book Invaders From The North: How Canada Conquered The Comic Book Universe.
Robin McConnell, co-hosts - "Comix & Stories" - August 26, 2007
This 2007 interview profiled Ken Boesem and other cartoonists at that year's Comix & Stories comic book convention.
Robin Fisher, host; Colin Upton & Donald King, co-hosts - "Ken Boesem" - August 28, 2003
This 2003 interview profiled Ken Boesem and his then current comic output, including 1918 in the 2003 SPX Anthology and his profile in Maclean's magazine.
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