Heroes of the Home Front book design project

A book design project for Hamilton author Ivan Kocmarek. The book is about a little known period in Canadian history when comic book imports were cut off to Canada during World War II. As a result a comic industry sprang up here headed by Bell Features. They utilized many very young artists including Alene's father Aram Alexanian, just 17 at the time, to build up a comic book industry nicknamed the Canadian Whites.

The industry flourished, then ended suddenly after the war. Ivan has beautifully captured this time with exhaustive research and interviews with the surviving artists and family. A huge and definitive project on the subject. I am very honoured to have contributed to this book.

Illustration by Aram Alexanian

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