George Freeman (Captain Canuck)
George Freeman was born in Selkirk, Manitoba in 1951. Freeman began working professionally in the comics field in 1976, when he joined the staff of Captain Canuck (first published by Comely Comix and then by CKR Productions). Initially, Freeman worked as an inker; however, he eventually assumed a much more central role. In fact, by the end of the title's run, he was both the main artist and writer.
In portraying Canuck, Freeman revealed a fresh vision that combined lush, stylized artwork with an unrestrained, tongue-in-cheek heroism. In 1995 his classic artwork on the strip was commemorated on a Canadian postage stamp. After CKR Productions ceased publishing in 1981, Freeman worked for Marvel Comics, contributing to titles such as Marvel Fanfare and Jack of Hearts. Since the mid 1980s he has continued to work for Marvel and various other publishers, including DC, Eclipse, Dark Horse, and Image. He remains one of Canada's leading comics artists.