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Comely family papers, 1976-2018

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9218 Series 5

Scope and Contents

Includes personal correspondence, journal sketchbooks, letters, church talks and records, clippings, papers relating to Richard Comely's mother, and other personal papers. Materials dated 1976 to 2018.


  • 1976-2018


Conditions Governing Access

Journal sketchbooks in Box 24 restricted for 30 years until 2049. All other materials open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

From the Collection:

Richard Comely was born in Oxford, England, on October 9, 1950. He relocated to Canada in 1953, and has since resided in Manitoba, Ontario, and Alberta. Comely went on to marry his wife, Evelyn, in 1975, and together they have 8 children. Comely has worked as a commercial artist and writer since his teens. He began publishing his Captain Canuck comic book series in early 1975, which has been published on and off for approximately 40 years. He has also written and illustrated children's books, syndicated newspaper features, greeting cards, for advertising, promotional videos and for television. He designed and manufactures the ComelyCrane, a portable, extendable jib arm. In 2012, Richard entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Fadi Hakim to produce animation, new Captain Canuck comic book series, merchandise, and pursue licensing ventures under Captain Canuck Incorporated. Comely is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is an active member of his community.


1 carton

5 folders

1 half box

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