Invaders From the North

Invaders From the North

How Canada Conquered the Comic Book Universe

Book - 2006
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Short-listed for the 2007 CBA Libris Awards for Book Design of the Year



What do Superman, Prince Valiant, Cerebus the Aardvark, and Spawn have in common? Their creators Joe Shuster, Harold Foster, Dave Sim, and Todd McFarlane are Canadians. And while many of the cutting-edge talents of contemporary comix and graphic novels are also from Canada artists such as Chester Brown, Seth, Dave Cooper, and Julie Doucet far too few Canadians realize their country had a remarkable involvement with the "funnies" long before.



Invaders from the North profiles past and present comic geniuses, sheds light on unjustly neglected chapters in Canadas pop history, and demonstrates how this nation has vaulted to the forefront of international comic art, successfully challenging the long-established boundaries between high and low culture. Generously illustrated with black-and-white and colour comic covers and panels, Invaders from the North serves up a cheeky, brash cavalcade of flamboyant and outrageous personalities and characters that graphically attest to Canadas verve and invention in the world of visual storytelling.

Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, c2006.
ISBN: 9781550026597
1550026593
Branch Call Number: 741.5971 B433
Characteristics: 223 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 25 cm.

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lindeeana
Jul 24, 2008

Important and interesting info. Too bad it reads like a stock report.

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