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The Golden Age of comic strips

From the wholesome wartime heroics of Johnny Canuck to the exploits of a three-foot-tall aardvark named Cerebus, Canadian comics are anything but dull. Though comics got their start south of the border, Canada has become home to an eclectic roster of cartoon talent from the Pulitzer Prize-nominated strips of Lynn Johnston, to the world-renowned comic art of Seth and the multi-media phenomenon of Todd Mcfarlane's Spawn. The CBC Digital Archives takes an in-depth look at the history of our homegrown comic strips, comic books and graphic novels.

A curator from the Royal Ontario Museum reviews the institution's impressive collection of comic art - including an original Jimmy Frise Birdseye Center.
Medium: Television
Program: Tabloid
Broadcast Date: July 9, 1957
Guest(s): Duncan Cameron
Host: Gil Christy
Duration: 9:30

Last updated: May 10, 2013

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