John Martz Illustration and Comics

Excelsior 1968

A high school yearbook for the fictional Bristol County Secondary school in the fictional Staedtler, Ontario.

Over one thousand students are redrawn (and renamed) from my mother’s actual 1968 high school yearbook. Excelsior 1968 was nominated for the Pigskin Peters Award for experimental or non-narrative cartooning at the 2008 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian cartooning.

See the entire project on Flickr.