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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:

English-Canadian Comics: General Reference Sources

Canadian Comic Art Centre
Features the Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame and other information about Canada's cartooning heritage.

Classics Central .Com
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
Extremely useful information on comics strips and their creators.

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

Friends of Lulu
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"
An interesting article on the most influential anti-comics activist of the 1950s.

From Fanboys to Pros
Early letters to US comic books from fans who later became major creators. Includes several Canadians.

Gay Comics Contributors
Profiles of numerous gay and lesbian comics creators, including several Canadians.

"Horror Comics of the 1950s: The Other Guys"

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

Indy Magazine
A guide to alternative comics.

A very useful source for information on comics in English Canada and Quebec.

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

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

Witty World International Cartoon Center
A very useful source for information on international cartooning.

Words and Pictures Museum
A virtual museum devoted to world-wide comic art.

English-Canadian Comics: Creators

Ralph Alfonso
An interview with one of the leading figures in early Canadian comics fandom.

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

Marc Bell
The page of a leading small-press creator.

Barry Blair
A 1995 interview with the co-founder of Aircel Publishing.

S. Lynette Bondarchuk
An interview with a Canadian small-press creator and publisher.

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

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

John Byrne
A fan site devoted to one of Canada's greatest contemporary comics creators.

Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock
This Secret Messages website explores the comic-book creations of writer Larry Hancock and artist Michael Cherkas.

David Collier
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
The official website for Comely's Captain Canuck.

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

Palmer Cox
Two sites that explore the career of Palmer Cox and the phenomenal popularity of his cartoon pixies, the Brownies.

Ryan Crouse
Star Verse Comics' website, by Saskatchewan small-press creator and publisher Ryan Crouse.

Dave Darrigo
An article on Darrigo's detective comic book Tony Bravado. Also includes information on his other contributions to comics.

Dan Day
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
Some selected sites devoted to the comic art of the late Harold (Hal) Foster, particularly his masterpiece, "Prince Valiant."

Leanne Franson
Information about Franson and her small-press comic, Liliane.

George Freeman
Information on Freeman's distinguished career in comics.

Jimmy Frise
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
A brief profile of one of Canada's leading superhero-comics artists.

Janet Heatherington and Ronn Sutton
This Eternal Romance site showcases the work of two Ottawa-based comics creators.

Lurene Haines
The site of a Canadian creator now living in the US.

Neil Hansen
A brief look at the comic art of Neil Hansen.

Alan Hunt
Hunt's site includes several on-line comic strips.

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

Stuart Immonen
The website of a leading Canadian comic artist.

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

Dale Keown
This Full Bleed Studios site explores the dark visions of creator Dale Keown, best known for his character Pitt.

Adrian Kleibergen
Provides a biography and samples of this artist's works.

Lovern Kindzierski
An interview with a leading comic-book colourist.

Todd McFarlane
The site of a Canadian expatriate who achieved worldwide success with Spawn.

John MacLeod
One of Canada's best small-press creators.

Jim McPherson
Explores McPherson's "Phantacea" series.

Francis Manapul
An on-line portfolio showcasing the work of an up-and-coming Toronto artist.
An interview with Manapul.

T. M. Maple (Jim Burke)
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
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
A brilliant superhero cartoon by one of Canada's most innovative comics artists.

Gabriel Morrissette
Basic biographical information on Morrissette, the co-creator of the national superhero Northguard.

Liane Morrissette
A brief profile of the creator of "Zeitgeist the Canary."

Winslow Mortimer
An excellent biography of one of the most prolific Canadian contributors to US comics.

Dean Motter
The website of the designer/illustrator/writer responsible for Mister X, Terminal City, and other retro, noir depictions of the future.

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

Mark Oakley
Provides information on Mark Oakley's Thieves and Kings alternative comic books.

Richard Pace
Samples the work of a contemporary Canadian comics creator and illustrator.

Yanick Paquette
An interview with this superhero-comics artist.

Martin Pasko
A checklist of the comics, TV, and film work of this Canadian expatriate.

Larry Purdy
Devoted to the "Mice Squad" strip by Newfoundland artist Larry Purdy.

Denis Rodier
Website of this comic artist and illustrator. Available in both French and English.

Jean-Claude St-Aubin
Information on the career of this artist who worked on Captain Canuck and who has since contributed to various US comics titles.

Eric Sansom
Showcases various strips by this Canadian artist.

Diana Schutz
A brief Sequential Tart interview with one of the most-respected editors in the comic-book field.

Seth (Gregory Gallant)
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
Provides a biography as well as numerous examples of Shainblum's writing and information on his various projects.

Joe Shuster
Information on the career of Superman's co-creator, Joe Shuster.

Dave Sim
Two starting points (with links) for the exploration of Sim's ambitious Cerebus narratives.

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

Ken Steacy
A Teen Sizzle Magazine interview with Ken Steacy.

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

Paul Stockton
An important comics creator and co-administrator of the Comics Legends Legal Defense Fund.

Craig A. Taillefer
Profiles the creator of Wahoo Morris and other comics.

Ty Templeton
Two interviews with the writer and artist who is probably best known for his innovative work on Batman Adventures.

J. Torres
A ComicFan interview with a popular comics writer who has contributed to a variety of titles from various publishers.

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

William Van Horn
Profile of a British Columbia artist who has emerged as a leading Disney comics creator.

Martin Vaughn-James
An article, mostly in French, on Vaughn-James' classic graphic novel, The Cage.

Maurice Vellekoop
Two Web pages focussing on the work of this noted comic artist and illustrator.

Neil Vokes
A Sequential Tart interview.

Tony Walsh
Site introducing Walsh's "Rat Boy" strip.

Rob Walton
An interview from the mid-1990s with this alternative-comics creator.

Michael White
Cyber_Sleep, the site of a leading Canadian creator of small-press comics.

Michael Nicoll Yagulanaas
An introduction to the graphic narratives of an innovative Haida artist.

English-Canadian Comics: Publishers

Aporia Press
The site of a Canadian publisher of alternative comics.

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

Canadoodle: Canadian Comic Strips and Web Cartoons
A useful guide to Canadian comic strips on the Web.

Comic Art News and Reviews
Information on one of the leading Canadian comics fanzines of the early 70s.

Drawn and Quarterly
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
Information on Helikon's Galaxion, as well as links to other Canadian small-press and alternative publishers.

Mister X
A fan site celebrating one of the most influential Canadian comics of the 1980s.

Orb Magazine
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
A site by the publishers of Sunburn, a notable Canadian small-press anthology comic book.

Viking Comics
The site of this Canadian small-press publisher.

Web Comics from Canada
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
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
The site of an association that brings together various Canadian cartoonists and comic-strip artists.

Comics Legends Legal Defence Fund
Includes information on comics-related censorship in Canada.

National Cartoonists Society - Canadian Chapter
Devoted to Canadian members of the leading American cartoonists' association.

BDQ: General Reference Sources

BD Québec:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
The fall rendez-vous of comic strip enthusiasts. This annual event has existed since 2000.

BDQ: Publishers and Specialized Bookstores

C6 Productions:

Éditions de l'Aleph:

Éditions de La Pastèque:

Éditions du Boréal (collection Kami-case):




Le Marché du livre:



BDQ: Comics Magazines

Les Débrouillards:




Zine Zag:

BDQ: On-Line Comics



CRC 202:

La Famille Poutine:

Gènes bleus Poutoujou:

Miss Dynamite:





Rupert K.:

Studio Ouaibe comix:

Les Troglodytes:

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):

Nouvelles BD Québec (list maintained by Michel Pleau Jr.):

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