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The Canadian Alternative – Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels - University Press of Mississippi
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The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman


This overview of the history of Canadian comics explores not only the few Canadian cartoonists who have received study, but many who have not. Contributors look at the myriad ways that English-language, Francophone, indigenous, and queer Canadian comics and cartoonists pose alternatives to American comics, to dominant perceptions, even to gender and racial categories. Specific works covered range from the earliest Canadian comic books to the work of contemporary creators. In contrast to the United States’ melting pot, Canada has been understood to comprise a social, cultural, and ethnic mosaic ... More

Keywords: Alternative comics, Canadian comics, Graphic novels, History, Regionalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496815118
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominick Grace, editor
Brescia University College

Eric Hoffman, editor

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