By Susanna McLeod
|Comments? Write to [email protected]||Thanks to my Webmaster: Bob McLeod|
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! Yay!
Kevin Frank, Creator of "Heaven's Love Thrift Shop" January 30, 2014
Faith has always been a part of Kevin Frank's life. Belief in Christianity has formed the foundation from which Frank has built a career in the arts, from graphic designer to illustrator, and on to syndicated cartoonist. Through wonderful gentle humour and great classic art, the creator of "Heaven's Love Thrift Shop" is trying to share a message with readers: not only is there a God, but God loves you.
Anne Gibbons, Prolific Illustrator and One of the "Six Chix" December 30, 2013
Pen in hand and sense of humour finely-honed, Anne Gibbons leads a life dedicated to the heart, be it finding the direct way to say a touching message in a greeting card, observations on life in illustrations for magazines and clients, or through her weekly panel as one of Six Chix. Gibbons didn't live and breathe cartooning as a child, instead becoming an elementary school teacher. She went to all that effort just to discover what she really wanted to be, what she needed to be, was an artist.
The Cartoonists Note:
The January instalment of The Cartoonists is late due to family illness. Thanks for visiting and please check back soon.
Morrie Turner, Ground-breaking Creator of "Wee Pals" November 30, 2013
The year 1965, like other years in the mid-20th century, was rilled with racial strife in the United States. Protests, riots, violence - the country was roiling in the turmoil of change. Cartoonist Morrie Turner took his own stance on the vital issue. He introduced a comic strip that united blacks and whites, then incorporated other cultures as well. His ground-breaking comic was "Wee Pals." Its message: we can all live together.
Lisa Benson, Inspiring Editorial Cartoonist of the Daily Press October 30, 2013
Her pen lines are graceful, smooth and exacting; her humour is also smooth and sharp as a honed blade. Lisa Benson took up cartooning when she was raising her family. It wasn’t long before her knives cut, er… pens created, an indelible mark in editorial cartooning.