"The Artist as Captain Canuck" © wood engraving (ed. 35) image: 8 x 6 in. $100.00 (go to "Hi There" for purchase information)

My early library consisted of piles of comic books under my bed. If those comic books were still mine today they would help raise my standard of living to a level I can only imagine. Since moving to Canada in 1975 (the "birth-year" of Captain Canuck) I've taken an interest in hunting down early Canadian comic book heroes. The Canadian action hero, Captain Canuck, seems to have been a reincarnation of the Second World War Canadian comic book hero, Jonathan Canuck. Jonathan Canuck ended in 1945 and Captain Canuck ended in 1981, but the Captain lives on in my aging imagination.

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