Canada Post honours graphic novelists

Canada Post has unveiled a four-stamp collection to celebrate five distinguished Canadian graphic novelists who have left a mark on the genre. Released on May 10, these stamps highlight the achievements of Chester Brown, Michel Rabagliati, Seth, and cousins Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki.

Graphic novels, which include anthologies, memoirs, and various other formats, have gained substantial popularity in the past half-century. According to Canada Post, these works merge text and images in comic-book-style panels to craft compelling narratives. The featured artists in this series have pushed creative boundaries, captivating a global audience with their unique storytelling.

The series features:

  • Chester Brown, renowned for his “Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography,” notable as the first work in its genre to receive a Canada Council for the Arts grant.
  • Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki, known for their celebrated graphic novel “This One Summer,” a touching coming-of-age story and the cousins’ second prize-winning collaboration.
  • Michel Rabagliati, the mind behind the award winning semi-autobiographical “Paul” series, including “Paul à Québec” (“The Song of Roland” in English), which was adapted into a film.
  • Seth, creator of the “Palookaville” series and the award-winning “Clyde Fans,” depicting the challenges faced by two brothers with the decline  of their family business.

For this release, the artists worked with Canada Post to create original illustrations of their characters immersed in their narratives. Produced by Colour Innovations, the collection includes a booklet of eight Permanent domestic rate stamps and four Official First Day Covers, one for each featured artist.

The stamps are now available for purchase at post offices and on

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