The Real Nelvana of the Northern Lights

So the Kickstarter project to reprint the entire run of Canada's first superheroine has been well funded (check the page for cool Nelvana art by contemporary artists), and the ladies in charge plan for the book to come out next spring. Along the way, they had the chance to sit down and speak with Christopher Dingle, one of the three sons of Adrian Dingle, Nelvana's creator, where they learned tons of new information on the character's origins. Foremost among the "tidbits" discovered :
That Nelvana was based on an actual Inuk storyteller that Franz Johnston (a painter in the famous Group of 7) encountered while traveling the Northwest Territories, not a myth as previously described. Sayeth Hope and Rachel: "With census records available for this region, it's only a matter of time before we discover her real-life origin. This woman [above] described in the National Archives as a relative of a woman named Nelvana in the Northwest Territories is one of our first clues."

I hope the trade paperback won't be shy about telling us what else they've uncovered (or, for that matter, publishing the exclusive art made as funding incentives)!


Craig Oxbrow said...

That's... surprising.

Speaking of Canadian Comic Kickstarters, are you in on True Patriot 2?

Siskoid said...

Not yet! But it sounds right up my alley.

Wait, there's a volume 1 somewhere?


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