The resurrection of Johnny Canuck

Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Not all Kickstarter campaigns are winners. The global crowdfunding platform states that they “bring creative projects to life,” which is all fine and dandy until someone raises $40,000 to make potato salad. Or gets $67,000 to build a Robocop statue in Detroit. Rachel Richey’s project, unlike many Kickstarter campaigns, has a selfless cause at its heart. Her goal was to raise $23,000 to reprint and publish Leo Bachle’s 1942 Canadian comic book series, Johnny Canuck. “I got involved in comics when I discovered the collection at LAC had not been catalogued.” A comic book historian and … Continue reading The resurrection of Johnny Canuck