Andrea/ Andy Hoff (she/her) is a graphic novelist, nonfiction writer, and interdisciplinary media artist. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Language & Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia where she co-creates comics about the future with young people as a way to access agency in the Climate Crisis.
Andy is a 2022/2023 Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities at Simon Fraser University. During her residency, she is creating a series of linked animations titled, Drawing to Inclusion. Working collaboratively with the community of disabled + neurodivergent students, staff, and scholars at SFU, the project asks: What stories of ours are not seen? How are we not visible? And how can our stories offer us a voice within academia, a space to share our experiences with the university and the world?
Her comics and nonfiction writing have appeared in Broken Pencil, The Tyee, Room Magazine, and Display Canadian Design as well as in exhibitions in Canada, Australia, Germany, and Iceland. Her films and animations have been screened at the Berlinale Talent Campus, FIFA World Cup. Winnipeg Short Film Festival, NYU Film Festival, Quickdraw Animation, and the international collaboration One Day on Earth.
Andy is currently working on a graphic novel titled, Ants in the Blood, exploring the intersections of neurodiversity, motherhood, and academia. You can find more of her work at https://www.andreahoff.com/