Sunday, November 29, 2020

More Harry Hall –


A Harry Hall original shared by Terry Fitzgerald. His father, Johnnie Fitzgerald,  was a writer for the Toronto Telegram from 1929-1949. He was at one time President of the Toronto Men's Press Club. Terry writes "I believe that this cartoon resided at the TMPC club facilities on Yonge Street in downtown Toronto." I have posted several pages featuring Harry Hall. Read them HERE


Saturday, January 18, 2020

Lew Saw

January 31, 1963

Lewis Strickland Saw was a cartoonist who worked in animation, born in Australia, died in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada on September 30, 1994. One Up was published by the Toronto Daily Star.

July 23, 1963

Thanks to Mark Seifert


Friday, July 1, 2016


March 1, 1963, Schenectady Gazette
Happy Canada Day! Al Beaton, editorial cartoonist at the Toronto Telegram, drew Ookpik, a strip based on a popular Arctic owl stuffed toy, in the mid-1960s. It ran for two years in 50 newspapers ending because of the artist's glaucoma. Part of the proceeds went to the Ookpik doll's 62 year old creator Inuit Jeannie Snowball and her neighbours at Fort Chimo. She had been lost in the ice and survived by eating the flesh, raw, of one of the small Arctic owls.Ookpik, Dec 1, 1963, Copyright Her Majesty the Queen.

December 1, 1963
December 2, 1963
December 3, 1963
December 5, 1963

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fritz by Mial Lishness

Lethbridge Daily Herald, December 11, 1926
Lethbridge Daily Herald, December 18, 1926

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Importance of Mr. Peewee

The Importance of Mr. Peewee by Ed Flinn and Harold Arthur MacGill (1875-1950) HERE

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ward Savage

May 23, 1908
From the Fernie, BC Ledger, 1908, cartoons by resident Socialist Ward Savage. The newspaper had their own 'Our Socialist Column' and covered the local socialist gathering. "A very pleasant gathering of socialists was held in the city today..."

July 18, 1908

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Punch; or, The Northern Light! - 1868

John Henry Walker cover, 
Montreal: Langford's,
 Vol. 1 No. 2, April 11, 1868

Punch in Canada Covers, 1849 and 1850

Punch in Canada
Vol. 1, No. 25, Dec. 15, 1849
Vol. 2, No. 2, Jan. 19, 1850
Thanks to Huib van Opstal

Monday, September 22, 2014

Little Miss "Maiden" Canada

Little Miss "Maiden" Canada - 
Advertisements for Cowan Chocolate, 
L.L.Berry, originator, 1915

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Robin des Bois

Robin Hood and Company was begun in the Toronto Telegram on September 23, 1935 and carried on until December 16, 1939. The author and copyright-holder was Edwin R. “Ted” McCall (1901-1975) who had previously created Men of the Mounted, (February 13, 1933-February 16, 1935,) the first comic strip ever to feature Mountie heroes. The illustrator was Charles R. Snelgrove, a Toronto Telegram staff artist who illustrated newspaper serials. 

Robin Hood and Company was serialized in the French journal L’Aventureux as Robin des Bois, beginning with No. 31 on August 7, 1937. These were colored reprints of the black and white Robin Hood & Company dailies by Snelgrove. The last appeared in L’Aventureux dated March 8, 1943 and was attributed to Charles Morel.

August 7, 1937
August 28, 1937
November 6, 1937
December 4, 1937
January 15, 1938
August 10, 1941 par Charles Morel
All images courtesy Gallica