Oleg Dergachov's first cartoon for the Montreal Gazette appears today.
He will share cartooning duties with Aislin, Boris, Nicole Fisher, Gigot, Grooch and Frederic Serre.
Dergachov was born in Russia and, after time in Ukraine, Germany and Poland, moved with his family to Montreal in 2005. He might just be the best-known Canadian cartoonist abroad.
His work is in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Library in London, the State Russian Library and Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow and cartoon museums in Switzerland, Turkey and Poland.
But calling Dergachov a cartoonist understates his many talents. He is a painter, graphic artist, sculptor and illustrator, and he teaches courses in painting, cartooning and sculpture in his Westmount studio.
You can see more of his work at his website, doStudio.ca,