Ron Leishman: Mormon Cartoonist
Ron Leishman is a cartoonist who creates digital cartoon clipart, animation, greeting cards, logos, newspaper editorial cartoons, and book illustration. Leishman is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He is also the co-creator (with Richard Comely) of the Canadian comic book hero, Captain Canuck. The two came up with the idea in the 1970s, which Comely took into reality while Leishman served his full-time mission to Brussels, Belgium, from 1975 to 1977. Comely self-published the first Canadian independent full-color comic book.
- In the first issue of Captain Canuck, Comely informed his readers he was a member of the Church; in the second issue, he reprinted and featured an entire article from the Ensign Magazine, with permission; in later issues, Comely published pamphlets from the Church and a letter detailing the missionary work of Elder Ron Leishman, who was on his mission when Captain Canuck was first released. Shortly after, Comely received a call from a man in the northern U.S. telling Comely he planned to attend the Church of Jesus Christ in his town because of Captain Canuck.