CBC Digital Archives

Surveying the comic craze

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.

Medium: Television
Program: CBLT News
Broadcast Date: June 23, 1979
Reporter: Bob Fisher
Duration: 2:53

Last updated: January 23, 2012

Page consulted on March 26, 2013

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