My first impression was shock and surprise – then curiosity as to what was written – as if this was some kind of in-depth analysis and historical information on these topics. Regrettably no such luck, it’s a book assembled from Wiki articles – warts and all – as they appeared back in May of 2010.
If you want to read these items, I suggest you just visit Wikipedia and read them for free.
Year published: 2010
Publisher: More: http://booksllc.net/?id=3661618
Reprinted: 2010, General Books, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Chapters: Fan Expo Canada, Joe Shuster Award, Doug Wright Award, Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon, Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association, Palookaville, the Great Canadian Comic Books, Glory Comics Magazine
Art / General
Art / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Art / Criticism
Art / History / General
Art / European
Art / Reference
Art / Study & Teaching
Random excerpt from the book:
In spite of U.S. dominance of comic book sales in Canada and the overwhelming number of U.S. comic strips printed in Canadian newspapers there is such a thing as Canadian Comics. The only area where there is no American dominance is editorial cartoons. This is because of the belief of Canadian newspaper publishers’ that the cartoonists who know something about Canadian politics are best to comment on Canadian politics. Canada is a country with both French and English as national languages, so Quebec is noted as an important foyer of French-language comics. For more information see Quebec comic strips. Even though a majority of comic strips printed in Canadian newspapers are created in the States, there are some homemade Canadian comic strips: Backbench and For Better or For Worse, to name two. Canadian World War II black and white comic books, known as “Canadian Whites” to collectors, came about due to a ban on the distribution of U.S. comics in Canada during the war: “The first Canadian national superheroes Nelvana, Johnny Canuck, and Canada Jack emerged during the Second World War, when a foreign-exchange crisis led to a ban being placed on the importation of U.S. comics, including popular titles such as Superman (co-created by Canadian born artist Joe Shuster) and Batman. In part an outgrowth of a national political-cartooning tradition, the early Canadian comic book superheroes threw themselves into the battle against the Axis Powers, both abroad and on the home front. This period, which witnessed an explosion of English-Canadian comic book publishing (although some of these comics were published in Quebec), is now described by some commentators like John Bell as the Canadian Golden Age of Comics. In Quebec, no similar French-language heroes appeared in the comic book field, which was dominated, instead, by religious comics. With the end of most original Canadian comic book publishing in 1947, Canada’s superheroes disappeared, and the country entered a phase of …