Saturday, May 7, 2011

Portfoolio 20

Our vocabulary was enriched this year by expressions like “wardrobe malfunction” and “circumpolar tour” which, to our surprise, were not uttered by Conrad Black. Canada held a general election while, in the Republic to the south, an absentee National Guardsman and a Vietnam veteran battled it out. Saddam Hussein was captured in time for Christmas and Canadian cartoonists, for their part, received a bounty of riches. Think Belinda Stronach, Alfonso Gagliano, George Radwanski, Myriam Bedard, Adrienne Clarkson, Svend Robinson and Ontario’s “pointy-headed kitten-eating Martian.” Other than that, it was business as usual: Don Cherry making controversial declarations, same-sex marriages riling the Church, trouble plaguing Air Canada and Jean Chretien’s continued long goodbye. We made fun of those too. It’s all here between the covers: more than 250 cartoons by the best in the profession.

A selection of my cartoons from Portfoolio 20:

Portfoolio 20: The Year's Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons

Guy Badeaux
Format: Paperback
Price: $19.95
Publication year: 2004
ISBN: 9781552784464
Pages: 160

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