The Great Canadian Comic Books!

The Great Canadian Comic Books! (1971)


Film accompanying the book of the same name by Nelvana Enterprises founders Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert, with partner Clive Smith as designer and illustrator. It looks at the "Canadian Whites" series of comic books made during World War II, with some focus on Nelvana of the Northern Lights, the genre's first superheroine, and Johnny Canuck. It was accompanied by a two-year travelling tour of the art, the National Gallery of Canada's "Comic Art Traditions in Canada, 1941–45". This is Nelvana Enterprises' first film.

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Directing Michael Hirsh Director
Directing Patrick Loubert Director
Camera Henri Fiks Director of Photography
Visual Effects Clive A. Smith Animation
Visual Effects Wayne Trickett Animation
Editing Don Haig Editor
Sound Ed Jeffers Sound Recordist
Production Sam Levene Producer
Production Fletcher Markle Executive Producer