About Joe Ollmann

Joe Ollmann



Author’s Graphic Novel


Joe Ollmann is a Canadian cartoonist who has been working for over 35 years. His work has appeared in The Paris Review and Best American Comics. He is the author of eight graphic novels, one of them, Mid-life, won a Doug Wright Award for best book and then several others that lost that same award since then. He co-curated This Is Serious, a 47-artist retrospective of indie comics in Canada at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. His 2020 book Fictional Father was the first adult graphic novel nominated in the Governor General’s awards.

Participation at the 2023 MCAF made possible thanks to the support of



Fictional father, published by Drawn & Quarterly (2021)
and published in French with the title Père fictif by La Pastèque (2023)

This is serious, published by Art Galery of Hamilton (2020)

Mid-Life, published by Drawn & Quarterly (2011)

Guest at MCAF

2012, 2017, 2023