Ralph Hamelmann (born in St. John's on July 21, 1967) is a comic book author, writer, cartoonist, event promoter, and television producer.

Since moving to Toronto in 1987, Hamelmann's cartoons and written articles have appeared in several publications including: The Newfoundland Herald, Xtra!, Toronto Sun, Calgary Herald, Eye Weekly, 24 Hours and Monday Magazine. In 1994, a comic book anthology of Hamelmann's cartoon strip, For Warped Minds Only, was published by Odyssey Publications. He was Editor-In-Chief of Inq Magazine, a Toronto-based holistic health journal that was launched in 2000 (ISSN 1499-6588). Hamelmann has produced television segments for 10% QTV (1997–98) and QT: QueerTelevision (1998). In 1998, he created and hosted Cutting Edge, a documentary-style television series that aired on Rogers TV. The show earned Hamelmann the 1999 Galaxi Award from the Ontario Cable Television Producers Society. Since 2001, he has been an Editorial Instructor at George Brown College, and he is the recipient of the college's 2006 Award for Teaching Excellence. Hamelmann is the founder and current producer of Spectra Talent Contest, a non-profit organization based in Toronto. In 2013, Hamelmann co-wrote "If You're Not Here At Christmas" with Juno Award winner Gavin Bradley and Gemini Award winner Paul Bellini. This song was certified gold by Music Canada.[1]

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Category:1967 births Category:Living people Category:Canadian cartoonists Category:Gay artists Category:People from St. John's Category:LGBT artists from Canada


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