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ARCHIVED - Beyond the Funnies: The History of Comics in English Canada and Quebec

Beyond the Funnies: The History of Comics in English Canada and Quebec explores the history of the graphic-narrative medium in Canada, from the earliest comic strips to the cutting-edge work of contemporary comic artists such as Julie Doucet and Chester Brown. Beyond the Funnies covers the French- and English-language comic-art traditions in Canada, and the full range of forms Canadian comics have taken.

In addition to two illustrated historical surveys (one devoted to Quebec comic art and the other to comics in English Canada), Beyond the Funnies features a "Comics Gallery" that displays sample issues of English- and French-Canadian comics publications from various eras. The site also provides a wealth of comics resources, including links to related sites and a separate guide to information about the creation of comics. Together with Library and Archives Canada's Guardians of the North website (see the link at the top of this page), Beyond the Funnies offers a lively and comprehensive introduction to comic art in English Canada and in Quebec.



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