Winner of the 2018 Hamilton Arts Award for Visual Arts, Sylvia Nickerson is a comics artist, writer and illustrator. After working in illustration and training in history, her art practice has combined visual and linguistic storytelling in community arts and writing comics examining parenthood, gender identity, social class and religion. Her comic books Creation: The first three chapters and All We Have Left Is This are available at Epic Books, King West Books and J. H. Gordon Books in Hamilton and at The Beguiling in Toronto. The full Creation graphic novel will be released by a commercial publisher in 2019.
Her illustrations have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post, as well as in literary and commercial magazines in Canada and the United States. Her comics have been published in The Anvil, Raisethehammer.org, and carte-blanche.org. Sylvia is part of the Hamilton-based art collective Casino.