TCAF2020: In Conversation with Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock

In celebration of the comic book creators who were planning to exhibit at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2020, here’s my chat with Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

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Michael Cherkas is one of Canada’s leading comic artists and illustrators. In 1985, with writer Larry Hancock, Michael created the award-winning comic-book series, The Silent Invasion.

A tale of ultimate paranoia and alien invasion in the 1950s, it drew wide-ranging, critical praise and was reprinted in the graphic novel format by New York-based publisher, NBM, in 1988.

After The Silent Invasion, Michael illustrated Suburban Nightmares (also written by Larry), a series of dark, Twilight Zone-like vignettes of life in the 1950s, and The New Frontier (written by John Sabljic), a suspense thriller of 1960s conspiracies.

The Silent Invasion graphic novels, including the volume 3 Abduction, Suburban Nightmares and The New Frontier are published by and available from NBM.

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You can discover more about Michael and Larry and The Silent Invasion on Facebook at and on the NBM Graphic Novels blog


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