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By John Bell

Short-listed for the 2007 CBA Libris Awards for ebook layout of the Year

What do Superman, Prince Valiant, Cerebus the Aardvark, and Spawn have in universal? Their creators Joe Shuster, Harold Foster, Dave Sim, and Todd McFarlane are Canadians. And whereas some of the state of the art skills of up to date comix and image novels also are from Canada artists resembling Chester Brown, Seth, Dave Cooper, and Julie Doucet a ways too few Canadians become aware of their state had a outstanding involvement with the "funnies" lengthy before.

Invaders from the North profiles previous and current comedian geniuses, sheds gentle on unjustly overlooked chapters in Canadas pop historical past, and demonstrates how this kingdom has vaulted to the leading edge of overseas comedian paintings, effectively difficult the common obstacles among low and high tradition. Generously illustrated with black-and-white and color comedian covers and panels, Invaders from the North serves up a cheeky, brash cavalcade of flamboyant and outrageous personalities and characters that graphically attest to Canadas verve and invention on the earth of visible storytelling.

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