GIANTS [THE]

GIANTS [THE]

Created by illustrator: Norman Drew and journalist Walter McDayter and syndicated internationally by the Toronto Telegram Syndicate this cartoon strip first appeared on September 14, 1964. Drew appears to have been the instigator. This information was taken from the Brantford Expositor.

MEDIUM:

Newspaper:

Strip:

John A. Macdonald: Father of Confederation

Thomas Darcy McGee: The Assassin’s Victim

Joseph Howe: The Ardent Reformer

Emily Howard Stowe: Canada’s Pioneer Suffragette

Amor de Cosmos: … or just plain Smith

Elyear Alexander Tachereau: Canada’s First Cardinal

Alexander Mackenzie: From Stonecutter to Prime Minister

Egerton Ryerson: He gave us free education

Alexander Graham Bell: Voices From The Wire

James McLeod: The Pony Soldier

September 14- 26, 1964.

Sept. 28 – Oct. 3, 1964.

October 5 –17, 1964.

October 19–24, 1964.

October 26–31, 1964.

November 2 –14, 1964.

November 16 –21, 1964.

November 23 –28, 1964.

Nov. 30 – Dec. 12, 1964.

December 14 –26, 1964.

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Sanford Fleming: The Father of Standard Time

Edward Hanlan: Canada’s first national sports hero

Calixa Lavalle Composer of ‘O Canada’

William Van Horne: The Railway Builder

Patrick Burns: Canada’s Cattle King

Adam Beck: Champion of Public Hydro

Archibald Lampman: Canada’s Nature Poet

Louis David Riel,: Rebel of Red River

Edward Johnson: The ‘Caruso’ of Canada

R. Samuel McLaughlin: Motor Car Magnate

Dr. William Osler: The Bedside Teacher

Henry Wentworth Monk: Prophet of Peace and Zionism

Hart A. Massey: An Industrial Era Begins

John Abbott: The Prime Minister Who Hated Politics

John Sparrow Thompson: First Catholic Prime Minister

Mackenzie Bowell: In a Nest of Traitors

Charles Tupper: A Four Month Reign

Wilfrid Laurier: A Place in the Empire

E. Pauline Johnson: Poetess of the Red Race

Dec. 28, 1964 – Jan.2, 1965.

January 4–9, 1965.

January 11–16, 1965.

January 18 –30, 1965.

February 1– 06, 1965.

February 8 –13, 1965.

February 15 – 20, 1965.

Feb. 22 – Mar. 6, 1965.

March 08 –13, 1965.

March 15 –20, 1965.

March 22 – 27, 1965.

March 29– April 3, 1965.

April 5–10, 1965.

April 12 – 17, 1965.

April 19 – 24, 1965.

Apr. 26 – May 1, 1965.

May 3 – 8, 1965.

May 10 – 22, 1965.

May 22 – 29, 1965

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George Carmack: He Started the Yukon Gold Rush

Aimee McPherson: Evangelist of the Four-Square Gospel

Clifford Sifton: Westward the Settlers

Donald A. Smith: Lord Strathcona

Milton Gregg: Victoria Cross Winner

May 31- June 5, 1965

June 7 –12, 1965.

June 14 –19, 1965

June 21–26, 1965.

June 28 –July 3, 1965.

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Peter Verigin: “Lord” of the Doukhobors

Angus Mackey: Man against the Prairies

Dr. James Naismith: Inventor of Basketball

Tommy Burns: The Littlest Champion

Robert Service: Troubadour of the North

F.W. “Casey” Baldwin: First Canadian to fly

Lt.-Gen. Edwin Alderson and the Heroes of Ypres

Arthur Currie: A Canadian leads Canadians

Billy Bishop: The Sky Hunter

Robert Borden: First War-time Prime Minister

Wilfrid “Wop” May: Pilot of the North

Arthur Meighen: The Magnificent Debater

Robert Bartlett: The Arctic Skipper

Mary Pickford: Sweetheart of the Silver Screen

William “Red” Hill: Rescues on the Niagara

Stephen Leacock: Master of Humour

Tom Thomson: Canada’s Master Painter

Beatrice Lillie: The Funniest Woman

Angus Walters: Skipper of the Bluenose

Fredrick Banting: In Search of Insulin

Jack Miner: The Pioneer Naturalist

July 5 – 17, 1965.

July 19 – 24, 1965.

July 26 – 31, 1965.

July 31 – Aug. 7, 1965.

August 9 – 14, 1965.

August 16 – 28, 1965.

Aug. 30 – Sept. 11, 1965.

September 13 – 25, 1965.

Sept. 27 – Oct. 9,1965.

October 12 – 16, 1965.

October 18 – 23, 1965.

October 25 – 30, 1965.

November 2 – 13, 1965.

November 15 – 20, 1965.

November 22 – 27, 1965.

Nov. 29 – Dec. 4, 1965.

December 6 – 11, 1965.

December 13 – 18, 1965.

December 20 – 24, 1965.

Dec. 27 1965 – Jan. 15, 1966.

January 17 – 29, 1966.

 

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Bonar Law: The Successful Colonial

Ernest MacMillan: Master Musician

W.L. Mackenzie King: The Loneliest Rebel

Percy Williams: The Fleeting Fame

R.B. Bennett in the Depression Years

J.S. Woodsworth: The Gentle Dissenter

Norman Bethune: The Rebel Surgeon

Wm. Maxwell Aitken: The Baron Beaverbrook

William Stephenson: The Master Spy

Jan. 31 – Feb. 5, 1966.

February 7 – 12, 1966.

Feb. 14 – Mar. 5, 1966.

March 7 – 12, 1966.

March 14 – 26, 1966.

Mar. 28 – Apr. 16, 1966.

April 18 – May 14, 1966.

May 16 – June 18, 1966.

June 20 – July 23, 1966.

 

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Tom Patterson: Miracle at Stratford

Henry Larsen: Mountie of the Sea

Maurice Richard : Legend of the Rocket

Louis St. Laurent: A Stand Against Communism

Roy Thomson: The Press Baron

C.C.I. Merritt: Valour at Dieppe

Founding Fathers

July 25 – Aug. 6, 1966.

Aug. 8 – Sept. 3, 1966.

Sept. 5 – Oct. 1, 1966.

October 3 – 8, 1966.

October 8 – 29, 1966.

Oct. 31 – Nov. 19, 1966.

Nov. 21, 1966 – Feb.4, 1967

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An introduction as “The Giants” switches to international figures February 6, 1967.

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The Bomb Builders

Men Against A Mountain

The Crime Fighters

The Quiet Rebel (Mohandas Gandhi)

The Jungle Doctor (Albert Schweitzer)

February 7 – March 11, 1967.

March 13 – April 22,1967.

April 24 – June 17, 1967.

June 19 – August 12, 1967.

August 14 – September 23, 1967.

Drew leaves for England and William Payne takes over illustration duties. McDayter remains writer.

Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle

Kon Tiki

Winston Churchill

Sigmund Freud

The Race to the Pole (Roald Amundsen)

Sept. 25 – Oct. 28, 1967.

Oct. 30 – Dec. 2, 1967.

Dec. 4, 1967 – Jan. 13, 1968.

Jan. 15 – Feb. 17, 1968.

Feb. 19 – Mar. 23, 1968.

 

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Ernest Hemingway

Suez Canal

March 25 – April 27, 1968.

April 29 – June 8, 1968.

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Odette British Agent

The Red Cross Story

June 10 – July 6, 1968.

July 8 – Aug. 10, 1968.

 

At this point William Payne took over duties both as writer and illustrator.

Stanley and Livingston

Amelia Earhart

Ben-Guerion

Space Age: Tsiolkovsky & Goddard

Connie Mack

Scotland Yard

Suffragettes

Aug. 12 – Oct. 12, 1968.

Oct. 12, 1968 – Jan. 11, 1969.

Jan. 13 – Feb. 22, 1969.

Feb. 24 – April 19. 1969.

April 21 – May 31, 1969.

June 02 – July 19, 1969.

July 21 – Sept. 6, 1969.

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Strip Concludes with a recap over the last week.

Amelia Earhart

Ben-Guerion

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Robert Goddard

Connie Mack

Scotland Yard

September 08, 1969.

September 09, 1969.

September 10, 1969.

September 11, 1969.

September 12, 1969

September 13, 1969.