Visions of an Icon: Wolverine by Michael Cherkas

MICHAEL CHERKAS is one of Canada’s leading comic artists and illustrators. He created the award-winning comic book series ‘The Silent Invasion’ together with writer Larry Hancock in 1985. The comic is a tale of paranoia and alien invasion in the 1950’s, and was reprinted as a graphic novel by NBM in New York in 1988. Cherkas continued to work with Hancock on ‘Suburban Nightmares’. With writer John Sabljic, he created ‘The New Frontier’, a thriller of 1960’s conspiracies.  Mike lives in Toronto with his wife, Elizabeth, and two children, Matthew and John.  When not drawing comics he works as an illustrator and senior designer for a local visual communications company and likes to tend to his tomato garden.  He is currently working on some new comic material with his longtime collaborator, Hancock, and is drawing and co-creating a graphic novel called Third Horseman based in Ukraine during Stalin’s imposed famine and attempted genocide of that nation.

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The piece shown above one of over 50 original art pieces featuring Wolverine donated to the Joe Shuster Awards for the Visions of an Icon Art Show and Sale by Canadian artists. The pieces were exhibited twice in 2009 – at the Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony in September and at the Speakeasy Comic Art Show in November. The original art pieces will be auctioned off on eBay in April and May 2010 and are currently underway.

Expect this piece to be listed on May 11th!