MILLER Vernon

MILLER Vernon

Born 1912, in Winnipeg, he was the co-founder of Maple Leaf Publishing in 1941.

He worked for a period in Disney Studios in California, U.S.A.

After returning to B.C. Miller apparently played a pivotal role in the launching of Maple Leaf Comics convincing magazine vendor Harry Smith to invest in the new company

He was the creator of Iron Man and Mystery Mountain for Rocket Comics.

He became editor of Maple Leaf and was responsible for hiring Bus Griffiths known for “Now Your Logging.”

After Maple Leaf Comics ended operations he went on as a cartoonist for Vancouver newspapers and illustrator for Canadian Boy Magazines in the 1960’s.

He died in 1974.

WORK:

CARTOONIST:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Serial:

“The Iron Man.” Better Comics, 2-1, April/May 1942:19-26.

“The Iron Man.”. Better Comics, 2-5, December/-January1942: 29-34.

“The Adventures of Professor Miles & Bobby in the Earth Torpedo.” Better Comics, 2-1, April/May 1942: 3-10.

“The Adventures of Professor Miles & Bobby in the Earth Torpedo.” Better Comics, 2-5, Dec./Jan 1942: 11-21.

ILLUSTRATOR:

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Cover:

Front: Better Comics, 2-1, Apr.-May 1942.

SOURCE:

Book text:

Guardians of the North: The National Superhero in Canadian Comic-Book Art, Writ., John Bell,. National Archives of Canada, 1992. Print. Catalogue for the exhibit of the same name.

Periodical text:

“NOW YOU’RE LOGGING: Bus Griffiths, Logger & Comic Strip Artist.” Writ., Peter Trower. Vancouver Magazine (?) :32+.