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By Susanna McLeod

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Welcome to The Cartoonists!

   How do cartoonists do it? How do they make us laugh, make us think and even make us want to cry? With what looks deceivingly like a few simple strokes of the pen, a great sense of humour and a feel for life, these talented artists create art that touches our hearts and minds. Join me in one of my favourite things - exploring the lives and art of beloved cartoonists, from the first pioneers to today's talented creators. Browse through over 200 articles... and growing. Cheers for Cartoonists! Woo hoo!

While The Cartoonists is on temporary hiatus, let's take a look back at some of my favourites. So many to choose, so little space...

The May Feature Article is from 2007, a wonderfully creative man who was a pioneer in the cartooning field:

Ted Shearer, Groundbreaker for Black Cartoonists

                                                      Pioneering Cartoonist Ted Shearer        Ted Shearer's Quincy

And if you're feeling creative after reading about this amazing creator, visit Artist Supply Source for supplies and more ideas... and check out the nifty Badger Airbrush Compressor while you're there.

Susanna McLeod writes a Local History column in the Kingston Whig-Standard and is author of "The People of Canadian History" on Suite.io. And more, much more.