About the book
He's Québec's best-known ethnic minority superhero. He spent 22 weeks on the Montreal Gazette bestseller list and received rave reviews from everybody from La Presse to The Toronto Star to Geist. He's Angloman, and he's back for another parody-rich romp through the surrealistic politics of La Belle Province and the country as a whole!
Barrel-chested champion of bilingualism and tolerance, always well-meaning but thick as a brick, Angloman is joined by his partners in parody Poutinette and West Island Lad, and a crew of political adventurers like Power Chin, Canada! man and Le Capitaine Souche.
In Angloman 2 there's a whole new cast of post-referendum personalities, including the all-powerful, all-knowing Ethnoman, who will, of course, stop at nothing to destroy the French fact in Québec! Can Capitaine Souche stop this mad genius and his super-powerful ethnic ballot box of doom, or will he finally face the one foe he simply cannot defeat? Can Matzohgirl, teenage super-powered defender of Côte Saint Luc, escape the insatiable clutches of La régie? Even tougher, can West Island Lad get her to go out with him? What will become of Blocman now that he's no longer bloced? Will Partition Man divide Québec?
And where have all the anglos gone? Are they really leaving Québec of their own free will, or is something else afoot? Will Angloman, Poutinette and West Island Lad survive their encounter with the malevolent Torontorg, and more important will Toronto survive its encounter with them?
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About the authors
Writer Mark Shainblum, a lifelong native of Montreal, leads a secret double life as both mainstream journalist and comic book writer. In the mid-eighties, Shainblum founded Matrix Graphics, an independent Canadian comic book publisher. He was also the co-creator of Northguard, a post-modern superhero series acclaimed by the Canadian Museum of Caricature as "...the most sophisticated depiction ever of a Canadian national superhero." A former literary columnist for Hour, the Montreal arts and culture weekly, Shainblum currently freelances for such publications as The Montreal Gazette and Quill & Quire, as well as New York's Broadway Comics.
Illustrator Gabriel Morrissette is a prolific comic book artist who began his career in 1984 collaborating with Shainblum on Northguard. In recent years Morrissette has worked on such classic mainstream comics as Doc Savage and Spiderman 2099, as well as many alternative and independent comics. Morrissette has also worked extensively in French for such Québecois humour magazines as Croc and Safarir, for whom he illustrates the adventures of humorous Québecois superhero Séveudireman. His illustration of Northguard's ally Fleur de Lys was recently featured in a Canadian superhero stamp series issued by Canada Post.
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“Faster than a police car speeding through a red light! More powerful than the language police! Able to leap empty downtown office buildings in a single bound! Look up in the... ”>>
— The Montreal Gazette
“Angloman is the ideal antidote for anybody who, on either side of the issue, has had it up to here with the constitutional crisis. ”>>
— La Presse