CARR Ian

CARR Ian

Creator of the cartoon strip “Malcolm & Eric”, (See MALCOLM & ERIC),

In 1979 he edited Potlatch presents The 1980 Comics Annual which showcased southern Ontario cartoonists, some of them like Michael Cherkas, Arn Saba/Katherine Collins, Bill Slavin and Steve LeBlanc who were just beginning their careers. During this time he also seems to have had a considerable influence on the choice of cartoonists for The Canadian Children’s Annual.

His story “The Outsiders” which in its initial premise – astronauts returning to earth after a long period only to find things are not as they were – owed a great deal to the first film in the Planet of the Apes series, but it took an interesting twist in the second chapter when the personality behind the ruthless tyrant mask turned out to be an old man full of conflict trying to do what was best for mankind. Unfortunately the story was cut off before the ideas presented could be developed.

During the late 1980’s, he illustrated Mary Ann Bramstrup’s Dragon’s Star, in three issues published by Matrix Graphic Series. Later Caliber Press, collected in book form these 3 issues, plus an unpublished four issue plus two more chapters to complete the novel. See BRAMSTRUP Mary Ann.

 

During 1993 and 1994, he illustrated writer L.R. Flores very interesting serial about a book publishing company. (See BETWEEN THE COVERS)

WORK:

CARTOONIST:

BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Story:

Potlatch presents The 1980 Comics Annual. Ed., Ian Carr. Potlatch Publications, 1979

  • “Danger Squad.”: 93-103.
  • “Malcolm & Eric.” 58-59.

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Story graphic:

“Malcolm & Eric.” Canadian Children’s Annual 1981, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach. Potlatch Publications. 1980: 66-67.

“The Outsiders.” Canadian Children’s Annual 1978, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach. Potlatch Publications. 1977: 18-25.

“The Outsiders and a Madman Shall Rule.” Canadian Children’s Annual 1979, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach. Potlatch Publications. 1978: 137-144.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Story:

“Prophecy of Doom.”  Charlton Bullseye, 3, Sept. 1981:1-9.

NEWSPAPER:

Strip cartoon:

“Malcolm & Eric.” The Express {Meaford], 30 May 1979: 14.

“Malcolm & Eric.” .” The Money Stretcher, 16 May 1979: B6.

ILLUSTRATOR:

BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Cover:

Book:

Front: Potlatch presents The 1980 Comics Annual. Ed., Ian Carr. Potlatch Publications, 1979.

BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Cover:

Book:

Wrap around: Dragon’s Star, Bk. 1.Caliber Press, 1989.

Content:

Novel:

Dragon’s Star, Bk. 1. Writ., Mary Ann Branstrup. Caliber Press, 1989.

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Geology text:

“Fire From The Earth.” Writ., Helen Claire Howes. Canadian Children’s Annual 1981, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach. Potlatch Publications. 1980: 135-138.

History text :

“They Defied Death at Niagara.” Writ., Dorothy Turcotte. Canadian Children’s Annual 1979, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach. Potlatch Publications. 1978: 96-98.

“The Painted Caves of Altamira.” Writ., Joy Hollamby-Lane. Canadian Children’s Annual 1978, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach. Potlatch Publications. 1977: 49-52..

Information text:

“The Giants Of Easter Island.” Writ., Joy Hollamby-Lane. Canadian Children’s Annual 1982, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach. Potlatch Publications, 1981: 116-120.

“How To Use A Carbid Lamp.” Writ., E.A. Carruthers. Canadian Children’s Annual 1980, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach. Potlatch Publications, 1979: 114-115.

Poetry:

“Backwards Benny.” Writ., Colleen Archer. Canadian Children’s Annual 1983, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach-Holadyk. Potlatch Publications, 1982: 33.

“A Walking Stick Went Walking.” Writ., Myra Stillborn. Canadian Children’s Annual 1983, Ed., R. F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach-Holadyk. Potlatch Publications, 1982: 115.

Story text:

“Once Upon A Saucer.” Writ., John V. Hicks. Canadian Children’s Annual 1983, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach-Holadyk. Potlatch Publications, 1982: 69-72.

“Pothole.” Writ., E.A. Carruthers. Canadian Children’s Annual 1980, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach. Potlatch Publications, 1979: 119-121.

“Where the Wild Things Went.” Writ., Heather Barclay. Canadian Children’s Annual 1979, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach. Potlatch Publications. 1978: 162-168.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

Cover:

Front: Charlton Bullseye, 3, Sept. 1981.

Front: Dragon’s Star, Matrix Graphic Series
1-1, December/January 1987. 1-2, February.1987. 1-3, Winter 1987. (last issue)

Content:

Dragon’s Star, Writ., Mary Ann Bramstrup. Matrix Graphic Series.

  • 1-1, December/January 1987. “Beginnings”: 4-28.
  • 1-2, February.1987. “Show & Tell”: 1-24.
  • 1-3, Winter 1987. “Shady Business”: 1-22. (last issue)

PERIODICAL TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Folio:

“Sketchbook: Ian Carr’s Alternate Version of the Red Ensign.” Orion, 1-2, 1982: 62.

NEWSPAPER:

Strip:

“Between The Covers” Writ., L.R Flores. The Globe and Mail, 20 Mar.1993 – 2 July1993.

WRITER & ILLUSTRATOR:

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Instruction:

“Origin Of A Superhero.” Canadian Children’s Annual 1981, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach.Potlatch Publications. 1980: 170-173.

“The Story Behind The Story.” Canadian Children’s Annual, 1979. Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach. Potlatch Publ. 1978: 84-85.

LETTERER:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

Content:

Serial:

The Adventurers. “Crimson Letters.”

  • 8 Sept. 1987. “pt.3: a revolution grows.” Writ., S. Behnke. Pen., Brian Guice. In., Jackson Guice.
  • 9, Oct. 1987. “pt.4.” Writ., Scott Behnke. Pen., B. Guice. In., J. Torrance.
  • 10 Nov. 1987. “pt.10: A new Seed.” Writ., S. Behnke. Pen., J. & B. Guice. In., Steve Stiles.
Adventurers. “The Gate Of Chaos.” Writ., Scott Behnke. Illus., Kent Burles. Adventure Publ.
8, Sept. 1987. “The Hand That Deals.” 9, Oct. 1987. “The Grey Road.”

Adventurers, 10, Nov. 1987. “The Gate Of Chaos: The Chaos Gate.” Pen., Kent Burles. In., Jack

Torrance. (Adventure Publications).

The Adventurers, Bk. II, no. 1. January 1988 “The Grail of Darkness, Chap., 1.” Pen., Kent Burles. In., Steve Stiles. Let., Ian Carr;: 1-20. (Adventure Publications).

EDITOR:

BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Potlatch presents The 1980 Comics Annual. Potlatch Publications, 1979.

GALLERY:

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“Prophecy of Doom.” Charlton Bullseye, 3, Sept. 1981: Front cover.

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Fourteen year old Chandra & Draconis, Marrik. Dragon’s Star, 2, February 1987: Front cover.