Ivan Kocmarek

Ivan Kocmarek was born in Blackburn, Lancs. in the U.K. He received his doctorate in Comparative Religions (Eastern Religions) from McMaster University in 1981 and taught sessionally there for 8 years. He received his BEd from the University of Toronto in 1989 and taught secondary school for 23 years in Hamilton, Ontario. Since retirement in 2012, he has become an independent researcher of comics that were produced in Canada during WWII leading to a long running online column, the appraisal of two university archival collections of these comics, and a number of publications on the subject.

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