Also called “Jacques de Canada”, his non-hero name is Jacques Levesque. He seems to have been created by Bevan Thomas, who closely associates him with the World War 2 hero “Canada Jack” who appeared in Canadian Heroes. See CANADA JACK. His “Canada Jacques Club” is a reflection of the 1940’s “Canada Jack Club” although it devotes itself to social activism while the “Canada Jack Club” devoted itself to the war effort..
This gay, metis, crossdresser, as a youngster, read the exploits of “Canada Jack” and was inspired by them He went to McGill University and studied social justice. He competed in gymnastics and became an Olympic athlete. He practised martial arts and became a master of “Okichitaw”*. Although an occasional vigilante, he is mainly a social activist focusing his acts of charity through his “Canada Jacques Club”.
From ending of second story this serial was intended to continue.
*“Okichitaw”is an actual maritial arts technique developed in 1997 by Canadian martial arts professional George J. Lepin. It is based on the fighting practises of the Plains Cree. The school is located in Toronto.
BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
“Canada Jaques: Hero Play.” Writ., Bevan Thomas. Illus.,Ksenia Kozhevnikova. Epic Canadiana, v.1. Ed., Bevan Thomas. Cloudscape Comics Society, 2013: 95-115.
“Canada Jacques: Back In The Saddle.” Writ., Bevan Thomas. Layouts, Kate Ebesteiner. Finished Pen. & Let., Jeff Ellis. In., Jeri Weaver. Epic Canadiana, v.2. Ed., Bevan Thomas. Cloudscape Comics Society, Oct. 2015: 95-106.
“Jacques de Canada.” Epic Canadiana, v.1. Ed., Bevan Thomas. Cloudscape Comics Society, 2013: 133.
Illus.,Ksenia Kozhevnikova. Epic Canadiana, v.1. 2013: 95.
Finished Pen. & Let., Jeff Ellis. In., Jeri Weaver. Epic Canadiana, v.2. Oct. 2015: From 98.