Collection RC0931 - Ho Che Anderson Collection

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Ho Che Anderson Collection

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1990-2010 (Creation)
    Anderson, Ho Che

Physical description area

Physical description

26 cm of textual records.

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Biographical history

Ho Che Anderson is a Toronto-based cartoonist who has created numerous graphic novels, including King: A Comics Biography of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.; Godhead, a science fiction action-adventure; and Sand & Fury, a horror thriller. Active since the 1990s, Anderson has published with Fantagraphics, DC, Dark Horse, and Marvel, among others.

Anderson was born in London, England and was named after the Vietnamese and Cuban revolutionaries Ho Chi Minh and Che Guevara. Anderson began producing comics in the mid-1980s, training with Vortex Comics (Toronto, ON) and then moving on to publication with Fantagraphics (Seattle, WA). Anderson has also worked as a reporter for The Toronto Star, commercial/editorial artist, and filmmaker. Anderson studied film production at the Toronto Film School and Sheridan College. He has directed an animated short, “Governance,” for the National Film Board of Canada.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Collection consists of scripts and artwork from two of Ho Che Anderson’s comics: I Want to Be Your Dog (an erotic comic originally published in five issues from 1990-1991 and later released as a collected edition in 1996) and Miles from Home (published as a digital edition in 2013).

Content warning: Collection features sexually explicit materials, including records which depict sexual assault.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Material was donated by Ho Che Anderson in August 2022.


Collection is arranged in two series:

Series 1: I Want to Be Your Dog materials.
Series 2: Miles from Home materials.

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

No access restrictions.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

See also Ho Che Anderson’s collection of original art for King: A Comics Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Related materials


Further accruals are expected.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

G. Dunks, 2023.

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres