Friday, July 1, 2016

OOKPIK


March 1, 1963, Schenectady Gazette
Happy Canada Day! Al Beaton, editorial cartoonist at the Toronto Telegram, drew Ookpik, a strip based on a popular Arctic owl stuffed toy, in the mid-1960s. It ran for two years in 50 newspapers ending because of the artist's glaucoma. Part of the proceeds went to the Ookpik doll's 62 year old creator Inuit Jeannie Snowball and her neighbours at Fort Chimo. She had been lost in the ice and survived by eating the flesh, raw, of one of the small Arctic owls.Ookpik, Dec 1, 1963, Copyright Her Majesty the Queen.

December 1, 1963
December 2, 1963
December 3, 1963
December 5, 1963


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fritz by Mial Lishness

Lethbridge Daily Herald, December 11, 1926
Lethbridge Daily Herald, December 18, 1926

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Importance of Mr. Peewee



The Importance of Mr. Peewee by Ed Flinn and Harold Arthur MacGill (1875-1950) HERE


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ward Savage

May 23, 1908
From the Fernie, BC Ledger, 1908, cartoons by resident Socialist Ward Savage. The newspaper had their own 'Our Socialist Column' and covered the local socialist gathering. "A very pleasant gathering of socialists was held in the city today..."

July 18, 1908
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Punch; or, The Northern Light! - 1868


John Henry Walker cover, 
Montreal: Langford's,
 Vol. 1 No. 2, April 11, 1868

Punch in Canada Covers, 1849 and 1850


Punch in Canada
Vol. 1, No. 25, Dec. 15, 1849
Vol. 2, No. 2, Jan. 19, 1850
Thanks to Huib van Opstal

Monday, September 22, 2014

Little Miss "Maiden" Canada



Little Miss "Maiden" Canada - 
Advertisements for Cowan Chocolate, 
L.L.Berry, originator, 1915



Sunday, June 22, 2014

Robin des Bois



Robin Hood and Company was begun in the Toronto Telegram on September 23, 1935 and carried on until December 16, 1939. The author and copyright-holder was Edwin R. “Ted” McCall (1901-1975) who had previously created Men of the Mounted, (February 13, 1933-February 16, 1935,) the first comic strip ever to feature Mountie heroes. The illustrator was Charles R. Snelgrove, a Toronto Telegram staff artist who illustrated newspaper serials. 

Robin Hood and Company was serialized in the French journal L’Aventureux as Robin des Bois, beginning with No. 31 on August 7, 1937. These were colored reprints of the black and white Robin Hood & Company dailies by Snelgrove. The last appeared in L’Aventureux dated March 8, 1943 and was attributed to Charles Morel.


August 7, 1937
August 28, 1937
November 6, 1937
December 4, 1937
January 15, 1938
August 10, 1941 par Charles Morel
All images courtesy Gallica

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bell Features Comic Book Titles 1946-1951

Dime Comics No. 17
“By the end of the war (Cyril) Bell had bought a seventy-five foot long printing press with a seventy-five thousand dollar loan from the Industrial Development Bank and started reprinting old comic books with new covers for export to England. They were shipped a thousand at a time in old tea chests and the new covers were adapted to suit English tastes (Wow Comics, a title considered meaningless in the Midlands became Smasher Comics). He also began dealing with American comic-book publishers and broadened his line with coloring books, puzzle magazines, and a series of extremely tame love comics.”  

 ‘A fond portrait of those wild… Wartime Comics, A Maclean’s Flashback’ by Alexander Ross, Maclean’s Magazine, September 19, 1964.

 Bell Features Comic Books from the Canadian Patent Office Records

Comic-Crimes, August 26 1946

Smasher Comics, August 26 1946

Super Duper Comics, April 12, 1947

Movie Life Comic, Feb 14, 1951

Super Duper Comics, Feb 14, 1951

Frontier Marshall Comics, Feb 14, 1951

World’s Greatest Comics Feb 14, 1951

Cartoon Funnies, Feb 14, 1951

Ranger Trail Comics, Feb 14, 1951

Gallant Comics, Feb 14, 1951

Hi Comics, Feb 14, 1951

Starlight Romances, Feb 14, 1951

Animal Toons, Feb 14, 1951

Campus Comics, Feb 14, 1951

Valiant Comics, February 27, 1951

Firefighter Comics, February 27, 1951

Rescue Squad Comics, February 27, 1951

Sky Hawk Comics, February 27, 1951

Animal ‘Ventures, February 27, 1951

Corral Comics, February 27, 1951

Amazing Animals, February 27, 1951

Comic Toons, May 8 1951

Spy Secrets, May 8 1951

Moonlight Romances, May 8 1951

Secret Agent, May 8 1951

Love Confidences, May 8 1951

Spring Romance Comics, May 8 1951

Circus of Fun, May 22, 1951

Kiddie Caper Comic, May 22, 1951

Terrific Adventure Comics, May 22, 1951

Parade of the Stars, May 22, 1951

Boots and Saddles, Comics May 22, 1951

Teen Toons, May 22, 1951

Movie Comics, June 8, 1951

Teen ‘Ventures, June 8, 1951

Wonderful Adventures, June 8, 1951

Crack Adventures, June 8, 1951

Amazing Spy Adventures, June 8, 1951

Tribal Warrior, June 8, 1951

Asia Comics, November 27, 1951

Surprising Adventures, November 27, 1951

Western Cowboys and Outlaws, November 27, 1951

Sherriffs VS Outlaws, November 27, 1951

Western Adventure Thrillers, November 27, 1951

All Great Comics, November 28, 1951

All Top Comics, November 28, 1951

Jungle Drums, November 28, 1951

Broncho Busters, November 28, 1951

Amazing Western Adventures, November 28, 1951

   

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Cartoonmen of Canada


Maclean’s Magazine, Vol. XXVII, No. 5, March 1914, pp.43-46.

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*Thanks to Jim Brigham!