Old Trout Funnies: The Comic Origins of the Cape Breton by Ian Brodie,Paul "Moose" MacKinnon

By Ian Brodie,Paul "Moose" MacKinnon

Now iconic to Canadian, if now not international tradition, Cape Breton Island underwent a transformation of varieties through the Seventies and Eighties. lengthy marginalized via geography, economics and principal mainland political tradition, a countercultural sea switch introduced the island’s deeply rooted artistic side—music, drama, literature and humour—to centre level. One such degree was once outdated Trout Funnies, a homegrown satirical sequence of comedian books created via artist Paul MacKinnon.
MacKinnon’s Cape Breton comedian publication heroes, the Cape Breton Liberation military, led the revolution, lampooning neighborhood and provincial politics, labour unions, environmental activism, govt infrastructure initiatives and back-to-the-landers. throughout the farcical exploits of the CBLA, outdated Trout Funnies parodied and performed with the comic strip of Cape Bretoners as shiftless, happy-go-lucky rogues whose motivation emanated from the taverns.
In The comedian Origins of the Cape Breton Liberation military, folklorist Ian Brodie explores the subjects and the legacy of previous Trout Funnies, delivering the cultural and ancient context for a undertaking that was once intensely esoteric and in-the-moment. incorporated are the entire runs of the comics, the calendars and a few infrequently obvious ancillary photos of the CBLA, and of a few unfinished and unpublished works.

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