by BK Munn

Adrian Dingle (1911-1974) is best known in comics circles as the creator of Nelvana of the Northern Lights, Canada’s first female superhero.

But Dingle had a long, post-comics career as a teacher, painter and illustrator, with tons of high-profile work published in Canadian magazines and books. Here he is working on another Canadian superhero of sorts, the legendary folk hero Paul Bunyan, in illustrations for Logging with Paul Bunyan by John D. Robins (The Ryerson Press, 1957). The author was a folklorist and University of Toronto professor.