A leader in the emerging field of graphic recording, Sam Hester creates visual stories. Her work draws upon deep listening skills, a unique graphic style, a passion for community-building … and a lot of markers.

Why you should listen

A longtime advocate for comics as a medium for serious storytelling, Sam Hester is a contributor to comics journalism, comics in academia and the graphic medicine movement. She writes and draws comics about real-life local stories in her hometown of Calgary, in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta, Canada.

Sam Hester’s TED talk