Thursday, December 28, 2023

Michael deAdder Named to the Order of Canada

From CBC News.

New Brunswick based Washington Post editorial cartoonist Michael de Adder has made the list of appointments to the Order of Canada.

Michael de Adder, an editorial cartoonist based in Moncton, New Brunswick, joins the member's list for his "artistic contributions and pointed commentary" over the years.

De Adder's freelance contract with Brunswick News Inc. (BNI) was terminated days after he shared a cartoon depicting U.S. President Donald Trump playing golf next to the face-down bodies of two Salvadoran migrants.

While BNI did not publish the cartoon, it went viral online. 

While his freelance gig with BNI came to an end, de Adder was employed by the Washington Post two years later, a position he still holds.

"I think it's amazing. I can't express how happy it made me. 

The first feeling you have is unworthy, but it's great," he told CBC News about being inducted into the Order of Canada.

De Adder said he does not know what the future holds for editorial cartooning, but awards like the Order of Canada can draw attention to how important his profession is in the current climate.

"Every time a cartoonist gets an Order of Canada … it highlights how important editorial cartooning is to democracy," he said. 

"These days, we're constantly under attack."

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