By John Bell
Short-listed for the 2007 CBA Libris Awards for publication layout of the Year
What do Superman, Prince Valiant, Cerebus the Aardvark, and Spawn have in universal? Their creators Joe Shuster, Harold Foster, Dave Sim, and Todd McFarlane are Canadians. And whereas the various state-of-the-art skills of latest comix and photograph novels also are from Canada artists similar to Chester Brown, Seth, Dave Cooper, and Julie Doucet some distance too few Canadians discover their kingdom had a awesome involvement with the "funnies" lengthy before.
Invaders from the North profiles previous and current comedian geniuses, sheds mild on unjustly overlooked chapters in Canadas pop heritage, and demonstrates how this kingdom has vaulted to the leading edge of foreign comedian artwork, effectively hard the fashioned obstacles among low and high tradition. Generously illustrated with black-and-white and color comedian 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 on the earth of visible storytelling.
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Invaders from the North: How Canada Conquered the Comic Book Universe by John Bell