About the book
About the authors
Writer Mark Shainblum, a lifelong native of Montreal, leads a secret double life as both mainstream journalist and comic book writer. In the mid-eighties, Shainblum founded Matrix Graphics, an independent Canadian comic book publisher. He was also the co-creator of Northguard, a post-modern superhero series acclaimed by the Canadian Museum of Caricature as "...the most sophisticated depiction ever of a Canadian national superhero." A former literary columnist for Hour, the Montreal arts and culture weekly, Shainblum currently freelances for such publications as The Montreal Gazette and Quill & Quire, as well as New York's Broadway Comics.
Illustrator Gabriel Morrissette is a prolific comic book artist who began his career in 1984 collaborating with Shainblum on Northguard. In recent years Morrissette has worked on such classic mainstream comics as Doc Savage and Spiderman 2099, as well as many alternative and independent comics. Morrissette has also worked extensively in French for such Québecois humour magazines as Croc and Safarir, for whom he illustrates the adventures of humorous Québecois superhero Séveudireman. His illustration of Northguard's ally Fleur de Lys was recently featured in a Canadian superhero stamp series issued by Canada Post.
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“Angloman is a hybrid of form and content. The drawings by Gabriel Morrissette are bold and broad, exhibiting the violent wham of comics. The text by Mark Shainblum begins with the familiar situations of comic-book types, but the punch-lines are…” >>
— The Montreal Gazette
“Knocks the stuffing out of Canadian blowhards, egotists and malcontents of every political stripe...Angloman's humour has an engagingly playful edge, complemented by artwork that's dynamic, clearly drawn and accessible.” >>
— The Toronto Star
“If the mere mention of the word constitutional makes you see red, then this Canadian comic book—a fusion of superhero adventure and political satire—is the perfect antidote.” >>
— The Globe & Mail