With all the great comics which have been released during the past years, some of the most appreciated comics are from Canadian writers and illustrators. This list provides details on some of the most popular comics that were created by Canadians. With a variety of storylines and different atmospheres, anybody will find a liking in the comics on this list.
Shoplifter by Michael Cho
Michael Cho is a well-known comic book illustrator in Canada. Some of his previous works include Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes. This comic book leans more towards a graphic novel, but it is quite short. The main character is a woman who struggles to find fulfillment in her marketing career of marketing perfume to a young audience.
Descender by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
This ‘’space opera’’ comic was created by writer Jeff Lemire and illustrator Dustin Nguyen. It’s a fast-paced science fiction series and is seen as a comic that evokes the wilderness of Canada as their homeland. The story follows a robot attack that killed off all androids from planet earth and one survivor jumping from planet to planet.
It’s a Good Life, If you don’t Weaken by Seth
This graphic novel is semi-autobiographical and was created by Seth, who is known for creating Palookaville. The story follows the main character searching for an obscure cartoonist. The story is set in Southern Ontario and displays a lot of nostalgia towards comics and cartoonists. Each page resembles a yellowish newspaper colour making this a special comic in any sense.
Pyongyang by Guy Delisle
Although Guy Delisle is known for his comedic ventures with previous works, he has also done thrillers and other genres. This comic follows the main character on a trip to North Korea as part of a career working for a French animation company. It’s seen as a visual display of a country that blocks everything that is not propaganda.
These comics are some of the best-selling Canadian comics in modern times.