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George A. Walker holds an MA in Communication and Culture from Ryerson and York University. He was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) in 2002 in recognition of his achievements in Canadian Book Arts. He is an Associate Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University where he teaches book related arts in the Printmaking program. He is the graphic novel acquisitions editor for the Porcupine’s Quill and has seven titles in print with them. He has over 25 years of experience in publishing both with large commercial publishers and private presses. He is the author of the popular how-to book, The Woodcut Artists’ Handbook (Firefly 2005), and he is recognized for his art history book on wordless novels, Graphic Witness (Firefly 2007) which has sold over 16,000 copies. Since 1984 his letterpress printed artists’ books have been collected internationally by institutions such as the University of Toronto Fisher Rare Book Library, Art Gallery of Ontario Library, Toronto, Morgan Library and Museum N.Y., Columbia University, N.Y., Lamson Library, Princeton University, Parrish Collection, Plymouth State University and Princeton University N.J. and the Victoria and Albert museum in London England.