WATCH FRANCIS MANAPUL DRAW A CANADIAN HERO PUNCHING OUT HITLER FOR THE JOHNNY CANUCK KICKSTARTER [VIDEO]
While Captain America is perhaps fictional history’s best-known Hitler-puncher, he is far from the only hero to sock old Adolf in the jaw — and now Canada gets its turn courtesy of Francis Manapul‘s fundraiser sketch for the Johnny Canuck Kickstarter. The Toronto-based Detective Comics co-writer and artist filmed himself as he sketched, and the video offers a fascinating glimpse of his process.
Like Nelvana of the Northern Lights and Brok Windsor, Johnny Canuck is one of the lost Canadian comic heroes of the 1940s, a time when American comics weren’t allowed into Canada because of restrictions on non-essential trade. Long out of print, a new generation may get to enjoy his adventures thanks to this Kickstarter.