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English-Canadian Comics

Bande dessinée québécoise (BDQ)

For many more comics-related links, see the "Related Sites" section of Library and Archives Canada's Guardians of the North website: http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/lac-bac/guardians_north-ef/2009/www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/superheroes/index-e.html

English-Canadian Comics: General Reference Sources

Canadian Comic Art Centre
www.time-cat.com/
Features the Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame and other information about Canada's cartooning heritage.

Classics Central .Com
www.classicscentral.com/class1.htm
A web version of Dan Malan's guide to Classics Illustrated, one of the most popular comic-book series of the 1950s.

The Comic Strip Project
http://hometown.aol.com/comicsproj/index.html
Extremely useful information on comics strips and their creators.

Crime Boss: Crime Comic Books of the 1940s and 1950s
www.crimeboss.com/
A lively introduction to the controversial crime comics of the late 40s and early 50s. Includes an extensive gallery of covers.

Friends of Lulu
www.friends-lulu.org
Designed to celebrate and promote the participation of women in the comic-book profession. Offers some useful links as well as a listing of creators.

"Frederic Wertham: Anti-Comics Crusader Who Turned Advocate"
http://art-bin.com/art/awertham.html
An interesting article on the most influential anti-comics activist of the 1950s.

From Fanboys to Pros
http://joshn.home.mindspring.com/bio/fanboypros.html
Early letters to US comic books from fans who later became major creators. Includes several Canadians.

Gay Comics Contributors
www.gayleague.com/gay/history/gaybios.php
Profiles of numerous gay and lesbian comics creators, including several Canadians.

"Horror Comics of the 1950s: The Other Guys"
www.sff.net/people/lwe/miscellaneous
/articles/SCREAM.HTM

A useful survey by Lawrence Watt-Evans, which mentions some Canadian titles.

Indy Magazine
www.indymagazine.com/
A guide to alternative comics.

Sequential
http://spiltink.dreamhost.com/blogs/Sequential.html
A very useful source for information on comics in English Canada and Quebec.

Don Markstein's Toonopedia
www.toonopedia.com/
An extremely ambitious encyclopedia of comics. Offers biographical profiles of many Canadian creators.

The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
www.maelmill-insi.de/
Provides information on the many Canadians who have contributed to the titles of this major US comics publisher.

Witty World International Cartoon Center
www.wittyworld.com/
A very useful source for information on international cartooning.

Words and Pictures Museum
www.wordsandpictures.org/index.cfm
A virtual museum devoted to world-wide comic art.

English-Canadian Comics: Creators

Ralph Alfonso
http://members.tripod.com/~thrust_2/ralph.html
An interview with one of the leading figures in early Canadian comics fandom.

Greg Beettam and Stephen Geigen-Miller (Cup o' Tea Studios)
www.xenosarrow.com/
Information on the co-creators of Xeno's Arrow.

Marc Bell
www.lambiek.net/bell_m.htm
The page of a leading small-press creator.

Barry Blair
http://members.aol.com/podium1/blair.html
A 1995 interview with the co-founder of Aircel Publishing.

S. Lynette Bondarchuk
www.track0.com/cc/interviews/021400lynette.html
An interview with a Canadian small-press creator and publisher.

Ron Boyd
www.ronboyd.com/
Provides information on the career of this comic-book artist and illustrator.

Chester Brown
www.lambiek.net/brown.htm
A brief biography of Brown. Includes a link to his page on the Drawn and Quarterly website (see the Publishers section).

John Byrne
www.acc.umu.se/~alpha/byrne/start.html
A fan site devoted to one of Canada's greatest contemporary comics creators.

Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock
www.silentinvasion.com/secret.html
This Secret Messages website explores the comic-book creations of writer Larry Hancock and artist Michael Cherkas.

David Collier
www.popmatters.com/comics/portraits-from-life.shtml
A useful article on this Canadian creator who explores historical subjects through comics. For more on Collier, see the Drawn and Quarterly website in the Publishers section .

Richard Comely
www.captaincanuck.com/
The official website for Comely's Captain Canuck.

Dave Cooper
www.davegraphics.com/
The site of one of Canada's most daring alternative-comics artists.

Palmer Cox
http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/Brownies/index.html
www.home.eznet.net/~pudlo/Brownies/cox.htm
Two sites that explore the career of Palmer Cox and the phenomenal popularity of his cartoon pixies, the Brownies.

Ryan Crouse
http://www.starverse.ca
Star Verse Comics' website, by Saskatchewan small-press creator and publisher Ryan Crouse.

Dave Darrigo
www.thrillingdetective.com/bravado.html
An article on Darrigo's detective comic book Tony Bravado. Also includes information on his other contributions to comics.

Dan Day
www.bakerstreetdozen.com/day.html
Entitled "Art in the Blood: The Sherlockian Comics of Dan Day," this Web essay examines the Sherlock Holmes comics produced by the artist Dan Day.

Hal Foster
www.toonopedia.com/val.htm
http://comics.cro.net/e-pstrip.html
www.comic-art.com/bios-1/foster01.htm
www.reuben.org/fiftyplus/foster.html
www.bpib.com/illustra2/foster.htm
www.zapcartoons.com/bios/foster.html
Some selected sites devoted to the comic art of the late Harold (Hal) Foster, particularly his masterpiece, "Prince Valiant."

Leanne Franson
http://liliane.comicgenesis.com/
Information about Franson and her small-press comic, Liliane.

George Freeman
http://captaincanuck.homestead.com/george.html
Information on Freeman's distinguished career in comics.

Jimmy Frise
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/ic/can_digital_collections/scugog/frise.htm
This Scugog Shores Historical Museum website includes a section showcasing the work of Jimmy Frise, the noted illustrator and creator of the "Birdseye Centre" comic strip.

Tom Grummett
www.calmardan.com/comic03.html
A brief profile of one of Canada's leading superhero-comics artists.

Janet Heatherington and Ronn Sutton
http://members.aol.com/eternalrom/index.html
This Eternal Romance site showcases the work of two Ottawa-based comics creators.

Lurene Haines
www.hainesworld.com/
The site of a Canadian creator now living in the US.

Neil Hansen
www2.vip.net/~sheppard/history.htm
A brief look at the comic art of Neil Hansen.

Alan Hunt
http://alanhunt.ca/index.html
Hunt's site includes several on-line comic strips.

Greg Hyland
www.lethargiclad.com/
Hyland's Lethargic Lad website showcases his long-running spoofs of the superhero genre.

Stuart Immonen
www.immonen.ca
The website of a leading Canadian comic artist.

Lynn Johnston
www.fborfw.com/
The official website for Johnston's classic strip, "For Better or for Worse."

Dale Keown
www.fullbleed.com/home.htm
This Full Bleed Studios site explores the dark visions of creator Dale Keown, best known for his character Pitt.

Adrian Kleibergen
www.raspberrycripple.com/artist_view.php?artist=8
Provides a biography and samples of this artist's works.

Lovern Kindzierski
www.komikwerks.com/interview.php?id=165
An interview with a leading comic-book colourist.

Todd McFarlane
www.spawn.com/
The site of a Canadian expatriate who achieved worldwide success with Spawn.

John MacLeod
www.sentex.net/%7Esardine/small.press.html
One of Canada's best small-press creators.

Jim McPherson
http://home.iSTAR.ca/~jmcp/phhome1.htm
Explores McPherson's "Phantacea" series.

Francis Manapul
http://fjm79.tripod.com/
An on-line portfolio showcasing the work of an up-and-coming Toronto artist.
www.komikwerks.com/content
/interviews/interview_francismanapul.shtml
An interview with Manapul.

T. M. Maple (Jim Burke)
http://theages.superman.ws/maple.php
A sample fan letter from T.M. Maple (the pseudonym of Jim Burke), one of the leading comics fans of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Burke died in 1994.

Joe Matt
www.tcj.com/2_archives/i_matt.html
Interview with one of the leading creators of autobiographical comics. For more on Matt, see the Drawn and Quarterly website in the Publishers section.

Bernie Mireault
www3.sympatico.ca/bem69
A brilliant superhero cartoon by one of Canada's most innovative comics artists.

Gabriel Morrissette
www.northguard.com/gabriel.html
Basic biographical information on Morrissette, the co-creator of the national superhero Northguard.

Liane Morrissette
www.lambiek.net/morrissette_lianne.htm
A brief profile of the creator of "Zeitgeist the Canary."

Winslow Mortimer
www.supermanhomepage.com/comics/creators/c-creators-mortimer.html
An excellent biography of one of the most prolific Canadian contributors to US comics.

Dean Motter
http://home.earthlink.net/~deanmotter/
The website of the designer/illustrator/writer responsible for Mister X, Terminal City, and other retro, noir depictions of the future.

bp Nichol
www.chbooks.com/projects/bp/
The bpNichol Project website celebrates the oeuvre of the Canadian poet, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and comics creator.

Mark Oakley
http://iboxpublishing.com/
Provides information on Mark Oakley's Thieves and Kings alternative comic books.

Richard Pace
http://members.tripod.ca/rpace/Galleryindex.htm
Samples the work of a contemporary Canadian comics creator and illustrator.

Yanick Paquette
http://members.tripod.com/%7Eteensdc/yanick.htm
An interview with this superhero-comics artist.

Martin Pasko
http://joeguide.com/news/2005/12/0101.shtml
A checklist of the comics, TV, and film work of this Canadian expatriate.

Larry Purdy
www3.nf.sympatico.ca/purdy/index.html
Devoted to the "Mice Squad" strip by Newfoundland artist Larry Purdy.

Denis Rodier
http://expresso.qc.ca/users/drodier/
Website of this comic artist and illustrator. Available in both French and English.

Jean-Claude St-Aubin
http://captaincanuck.homestead.com/claude.html
Information on the career of this artist who worked on Captain Canuck and who has since contributed to various US comics titles.

Eric Sansom
www.toytrunkrailroad.com/erik.asp
Showcases various strips by this Canadian artist.

Diana Schutz
www.sequentialtart.com/archive/may00/13quest_0500.shtml
A brief Sequential Tart interview with one of the most-respected editors in the comic-book field.

Seth (Gregory Gallant)
www.tcj.com/2_archives/i_seth.html
www.villagevoice.com/vls/164/raeburn.shtml
Two Web pages relating to one of Canada's most renowned comic artists. For more on Seth, see the Drawn and Quarterly website in the Publishers section.

Mark Shainblum
www.northguard.com/mbs/index.html
Provides a biography as well as numerous examples of Shainblum's writing and information on his various projects.

Joe Shuster
http://members.ttlc.net/~bobhughes/JOE_SHUSTER.htm
www.zapcartoons.com/bios/superman.html
Information on the career of Superman's co-creator, Joe Shuster.

Dave Sim
www.cerebus.org/
http://cerebusfangirl.0catch.com/
Two starting points (with links) for the exploration of Sim's ambitious Cerebus narratives.

Fiona Smyth
www.fionasmyth.com/
A very impressive site focussing on the comic art of an important alternative-comics artists.

Ken Steacy
www.teensizzle.com/sizzle4/starwars.html
A Teen Sizzle Magazine interview with Ken Steacy.

Jay Stephens
www.jaystephens.com/
An excellent introduction to the work of one of Canada's leading alternative-comics artists.

Paul Stockton
www.roundtheworld.ca/paul.htm
An important comics creator and co-administrator of the Comics Legends Legal Defense Fund.

Craig A. Taillefer
www.wahoomorris.com/craig_a_taillefer.html
Profiles the creator of Wahoo Morris and other comics.

Ty Templeton
www.fanzing.com/mag/fanzing21/iview.shtml
www.comicbookgalaxy.com/interviews/templeton.html
Two interviews with the writer and artist who is probably best known for his innovative work on Batman Adventures.

J. Torres
www.comicfanmag.com/jtorres_interv.shtml
A ComicFan interview with a popular comics writer who has contributed to a variety of titles from various publishers.

Colin Upton
www.stinz.com/cupton/
The website of one of English Canada's best-known and most prolific small-press creators.

William Van Horn
www.geocities.com/Paris/Metro/7211/wvh/wvh.html
Profile of a British Columbia artist who has emerged as a leading Disney comics creator.

Martin Vaughn-James
http://millennium.arts.kuleuven.ac.be/narrative/preview_art_1.cfm?article_ID=99&kind=2
An article, mostly in French, on Vaughn-James' classic graphic novel, The Cage.

Maurice Vellekoop
www.lambiek.net/vellekoop.htm
www.portfolios.com/profile.wga?MyUrl=vellekoop.maurice
Two Web pages focussing on the work of this noted comic artist and illustrator.

Neil Vokes
www.sequentialtart.com/archive/june99/13quest.shtml
A Sequential Tart interview.

Tony Walsh
www.secretlair.com/ratboy/
Site introducing Walsh's "Rat Boy" strip.

Rob Walton
http://members.aol.com/podium1/walton.html
An interview from the mid-1990s with this alternative-comics creator.

Michael White
www.finearts.yorku.ca/7stories/sleepyhead/
Cyber_Sleep, the site of a leading Canadian creator of small-press comics.

Michael Nicoll Yagulanaas
www.rockingraven.com/
An introduction to the graphic narratives of an innovative Haida artist.

English-Canadian Comics: Publishers

Aporia Press
http://aporia.brainmade.com/
The site of a Canadian publisher of alternative comics.

Broken Pencil
www.brokenpencil.com/
The major guide to "zine" culture (including small-press comics) in Canada.

Canadoodle: Canadian Comic Strips and Web Cartoons
www.geocities.com/canadoodle/index.htm
A useful guide to Canadian comic strips on the Web.

Comic Art News and Reviews
www.they.com/~spencer/canar.html
Information on one of the leading Canadian comics fanzines of the early 70s.

Drawn and Quarterly
www.drawnandquarterly.com/
Canada's leading publisher of alternative comics. The site includes biographical profiles of many important Canadian comics creators, including Julie Doucet, Chester Brown, Seth, Joe Matt, and David Collier.

Helikon Comics
www.interlog.com/~dtallan/galaxion/
Information on Helikon's Galaxion, as well as links to other Canadian small-press and alternative publishers.

Mister X
www.albany.net/~dsissman/misterx/
A fan site celebrating one of the most influential Canadian comics of the 1980s.

Orb Magazine
http://members.shaw.ca/e-comix/orb.htm
An interesting look at the history of one of Canada's earliest alternative comics by one of its leading contributors, Matt Rust.

Sunburn: The Comic Website
www.escape.ca/~mosfog/
A site by the publishers of Sunburn, a notable Canadian small-press anthology comic book.

Viking Comics
www3.sympatico.ca/agent.midnight/viking2.html
The site of this Canadian small-press publisher.

Web Comics from Canada
http://members.shaw.ca/lazys.comics/canadacomics.html
A collection of more than 60 Canadian web-based comics and strips.

English-Canadian Comics: Associations and Organizations

Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists/Association Canadienne des Dessinateurs Editoriaux
www.canadiancartoonists.com/
Website of the professional association for Canadian editorial cartoonists, many of whom have also created comic art. Provides biographical information. Some French-language content.

Canadian Cartoonists Club
www.pccomix.com/CanadianCartoonistsClub/home.html
The site of an association that brings together various Canadian cartoonists and comic-strip artists.

Comics Legends Legal Defence Fund
http://mypage.uniserve.ca/~lswong/CLLDF.html
Includes information on comics-related censorship in Canada.

National Cartoonists Society - Canadian Chapter
www.reuben.org/ncscanada/NCScanada/index.html
Devoted to Canadian members of the leading American cartoonists' association.

BDQ: General Reference Sources

BD Québec:
www.bdquebec.qc.ca
A site dedicated to the Quebecois comic strip which presents several authors' biographies, links to authors' personal pages, information on major players, editorials, a discussion forum as well as news and current events of the Quebec comic strip.

La page Requin Roll:
www.geocities.com/Area51/Hollow/5445/Requin.Roll.html
Site of Requin Roll publications, directed by Steve Requin (pseudonym for Stéphane Johnson); provides a dictionary of the alternative comic strip in Quebec.

Paradis virtuel de Sylvain Rheault:
www.cafe.umontreal.ca/~sr/bdq/b0.htm
Journalist Sylvain Rheault gives a revised and corrected version of the "Histoire de la bande dessinée au Québec", an article that appeared in La Presse on January 13, 1987.

BD chez Patrick Couture:
www.geocities.com/Paris/Pavilion/7325/QCBD.HTM
A site dedicated to the Quebecois, European and American comic strip. There is also a brief background of the Quebec comic strip.

Festival de la BD francophone de Québec:
www.bdquebec.qc.ca
Official site of Quebec's oldest comic strip festival, which has taken place every spring since 1987.

Rendez-vous international de la BD de Gatineau:
www.ville.gatineau.qc.ca/mcg/bede_2001/programme.htm
The fall rendez-vous of comic strip enthusiasts. This annual event has existed since 2000.

BDQ: Publishers and Specialized Bookstores

C6 Productions:
www.ifrance.com/c6productions/index.htm

Éditions de l'Aleph:
http://pages.infinit.net/aleph/index.htm

Éditions de La Pastèque:
www.lapasteque.com/

Éditions du Boréal (collection Kami-case):
www.editionsboreal.qc.ca/

Archambault:
www.archambault.ca

Fichtre!:
www.vif.com/users/fichtre/default.htm

L'Imaginaire:
www.imaginaire.com/

Le Marché du livre:
www.marchedulivre.qc.ca/

Millenium:
www.cam.org/~heroes

Renaud-Bray:
www.renaud-bray.com/

BDQ: Comics Magazines

Les Débrouillards:
www.lesdebrouillards.qc.ca/

Délire:
www.delire.qc.ca/

MensuHell:
www.geocities.com/mensuhell/index.html

Safarir:
www.safarir.com/

Zine Zag:
http://pages.globetrotter.net/zinezag/

BDQ: On-Line Comics

BDAmateur:
www.bdamateur.com/

BD9:
www.multimania.com/bd9/

CRC 202:
www.crc202.com/

La Famille Poutine:
www.clic.net/~troglo/poutine.htm

Gènes bleus Poutoujou:
www.rhcomix.com/RHcomixHome.htm

Miss Dynamite:
www.missdynamite.com/

Onésime:
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/onesime/default.htm

Paralleloïde:
www.pastis.org/paralleloide/index.html

Les Puces.net:
www.lespuces.net/bd/index.html

Québecman:
www3.sympatico.ca/quebecman/

Rupert K.:
www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/k14664/rupert/rupert.htm

Studio Ouaibe comix:
http://mlanie.r.tripod.com/

Les Troglodytes:
www.qbc.clic.net/~troglo/

Distribution Lists

There are also two distribution lists for Quebecois comic strips. To subscribe, simply put in a request at the following addresses:

La Liste des BéDéNautes (list maintained by Denis Giguère):
giguere@cam.org

Nouvelles BD Québec (list maintained by Michel Pleau Jr.):
info@bdquebec.qc.ca



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