Michael Cherkas is one of Canada's leading comic artists and illustrators. He created the award-winning comic book series 'The Silent Invasion' together with writer Larry Hancock in 1985. The comic is a tale of paranoia and alien invasion in 1950s, and was reprinted as a graphic novel by NBM in New York in 1988. Cherkas continued to work with Hancock on 'Suburban Nightmares'. With writer John Sabljic, he created 'The New Frontier', a thriller of 1960s conspiracies.