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Stamp of approval for Johnny Canuck

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.

Brent Bambury interviews Les Barker, creator of nationalistic superhero Johnny Canuck, about his character being commemorated by Canada Post.

Medium: Television
Program: Midday
Broadcast Date: Sept. 29, 1995
Guest(s): Les Barker
Host: Brent Bambury, Tina Srebotnjak
Duration: 6:30

Last updated: March 14, 2013

Page consulted on April 29, 2013

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