One last project to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the first published Canadian comic book is being released. Canadian wartime comic enthusiast Ivan Kockmarek has edited an anthology of tributes to Canada’s original comic creators by some of the best current creators. This sis a 56 page comic with 26 pieces of tribute art with supporting information. It is limited to just 300 copies in this first and probably only printing. Purchases can be done directly from Ivan by contacting him by email (ikocmarek |at| cogeco.ca) or through a DM on Facebook. The retail price on the cover is $20 and that is what it will be sold at, if and when we can get it into some local comic shops. Buying directly from him, will cost $15 including shipping.
This comic also serves as a catalogue for the gallery show of the original art at the RAID Studio Gallery at 1720 Queen Street West in Toronto just east of Roncesvalles. The show will be installed on December 15, 2021, and run till February 2, 2022. The RAID Studio Gallery is open from 10 am – 5 pm Monday to Saturday.
Here is a final chart of the artists given tribute and the contemporary contributors:
|Modern Creator who contributed to anthology
|Vince Marchesano, Robert Pincombe
|Rebecca Ann Rosen
|Martin Szmanskyi, James Waley
|Howard Cowan a.k.a. Clayton Dexter
|Ho Che Anderson
|Emmanuelle Princesse Chateauneuf
|Michael T. Gilbert
|Ross Mendes and Gerry Lazare
|George Menendez Rae
|Eric Kim, James Waley