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Ron Kasman

ron.kasman@gmail.com

Is a Canadian comics artist and teacher. He drew this strip for a book was called Drawing the Line which was put out to raised money for cancer research by Suley Fatah. The strip was pencilled and lettered by Kasman and inked by R.G. Taylor. Kasman worked for DC and Eclipse comics as a letterer, and Image Comics as a writer, penciller and inker and has worked for many other smaller companies contributing to over 80 comic books in all. Two of the characters he drew (Captain Canuck and Fleur de Lys) were issued on Canadian commemorative postage stamps in 1994 and were the best selling postage stamps in the history of the nation. His book on William Lyon Mackenzie and the Rebellion of 1837 was distributed by Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman as an important part of his literacy campaign and Kasman's work has been featured in galleries on three occasions. he recieved two awards for his teaching, one province wide, one within his county.

Drawing the Line was a 104-page anthology which came out in May 2004.It was done in conjunction with Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto and contains work by many of Canada's foremost cartoonists, some American artists and French Comics master, Moebius. There was a follow up, Drawing the Line Again, which was published a year later and included work by Clive Barker and Jean-Claude Gotting.
The goals of the Book of Comics project were:

to raise awareness of health and well-being through graphic novel storytelling;
to raise significant funds for cancer research at renowned institutions;
to partner new comic book artists with seasoned professionals; and
to introduce and share graphic novels as an art form with new readers by enabling those unfamiliar with comics in discovering this medium.

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