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  1. jim b.
    June 20
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    I guess a number of the comic book creators of the time were in the service. You mention E.T. Legault a few times in this week’s posting and I gather that he was also. I found an entry in the Legion magazine for Private Edmond Legault’s passing in 1995 was published in the January 1996 issue. Their website doesn’t seem to be working for the English portion at the moment though, so I have no other details.
    Maybe someone else out there knows more about the Thunderfist and Whiz Wallace creator’s post war life and career?

    • Ivan Kocmarek
      June 20
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      Jim the things you find in your determined trolling of the web with respect to Canadian wartime creators is invaluable and provides us with threads and clues to further chase down. Thanks so much for putting in the time to do this and even more thanks for sharing what you find. It’s very much appreciated.

  2. jim b.
    June 21
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    Thanks Ivan, but there’s still too many disappointments. For each discovery made it seems like I get at least two dead ends.
    I spoke with someone this week about Bell Features artist Harry Brunt (Professor Punk strip) but it turned out that their family was no relation, and trying to find information about Paul Dak (Mr. Totem) has been fruitless.
    It would be nice to put more of a ‘face’ on these artists and bring them into the light.

  3. Sarah
    August 18
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    Murray Karn is my Great Uncle. He is a wonderful man. Although I haven’t seen him in many years because of where we live. He has always supported my artistic interest’s. He never told us about these comics until he was inducted into the Hall of fame. So cool. Thanks for honoring him. He is still hanging in there

  4. August 19
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    Thanks for your comment, Sarah. I`ve spoken on the phone with Murray Karn a few times and he was always eager to share facts about his career in art. I`m glad fostered your artistic interests. His 92nd birthday is just over a month away and we all wish him well.

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