Legendary Canadian Political Cartoonist
One Cartoonist...in Praise of Another!
This is Terry Mosher’s record-setting 15th appearance at Idea City where he always talks about one aspect or another of cartooning. This year, Terry will be talking about a biography that he is writing about Canada’s most celebrated political cartoonist, Duncan Macpherson of the Toronto Star. Hopefully, next year at Idea City, Mosher will drop by the finished book!
Terry himself has worked as a cartoonist under the pen-name of Aislin for over fifty years in Montreal – mainly for the English-language newspaper, the Gazette. Inevitably, if you work long enough at one thing, you are bound to pick up a few awards and honours along the way. Mosher is an Officer of the Order of Canada, has published fifty-one books and has received two honorary degrees – one from McGill and the other from Concordia. Not bad for a kid who was thrown out of high school at Parade Collegiate Institute in Toronto for possession of marijuana.