Graphic Novel Publishing 101 with Sal Sawler

Have a passion for graphic novels and want to learn more about the publishing industry?

In this workshop, we will have industry professional Sal Sawler from Emanta/Conundrum Press talk about how to approach graphic novel publishing, navigating the industry, offer insight, advice, and a Q&A to all attendees.
This workshop will take place in The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op’s Community Room (entrance from Maitland Street). Masks are recommended and can be supplied.
Registration fee is $10 or free for co-op members. Payment can be made in person or by e-transfer to Please email or if you have any questions.


About the Instructor

Sal Sawler is the award-winning author of the regional bestsellers Be Prepared: The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather, and Everything (co-written with Frankie MacDonald), 100 Things You Don’t Know About Atlantic Canada — For Kids, and 100 Things You Don’t Know About Nova Scotia. Their debut picture book, When the Ocean Came to Town (illustrated by Emma FitzGerald), will be published in Fall 2023. 
Sawler is also a graphic novel editor and publicist. They work with Conundrum Press, a long-established literary graphic novel publisher based in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. In addition to bringing important stories to a wide international audience, they are the editor of Emanata, Conundrum Press’s young adult imprint.  
Emanata is mandated to produce exceptional graphic novels for a young adult audience. EMANATA graphic novels rely on a seamless blend of words and pictures to tell compelling, character-driven fiction and non-fiction stories. By focusing on work created by comic artists living in colonial Canada and striving for social equity, EMANATA seeks to introduce fresh, strong, and under-represented voices to the international young adult and graphic novel markets.

This workshop is offer as a part of the Bus Stop Theatre Writer’s Circle. The Bus Stop Theatre Writer’s Circle is an open invite writer’s collective that meets monthly to share writing and feedback. It is designed as an affirming, nurturing space to support the vulnerable practice of sharing new writing. Attend once or come every month – just make sure you sign up in advance because capacity is limited.

If you have the means and you want to support the Bus Stop Theatre in offering more programming like this, we encourage you to buy a membership:

The BST Writer’s Circle is organized by producer Meg Hubley and coordinator Andre Fenton