Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Canada Post Honours Editorial Cartoonists - Brian Gable

Canada Post has issued a new set of stamps that highlight the works of five of Canada’s most renowned editorial cartoonists.

The five cartoonists are Serge ChapleauBrian GableTerry (Aislin) MosherDuncan Macpherson and Bruce MacKinnon.

Brian Gable has been drawing his witty cartoons for daily newspapers for more than 40 years, including more than three decades as the editorial cartoonist for The Globe and Mail

He earned degrees in fine art and in education and penned his first published editorial cartoon for a student newspaper while in university. 

In 1977, he began freelancing editorial cartoons once a week for the Brockville Recorder and Times while teaching high school art in Brockville, Ontario. 

In 1980, he became an editorial cartoonist for the Regina Leader-Post, where he worked for seven years before joining The Globe and Mail in 1987.

Gable captures the voices of average citizens in his cartoons and how they see decisions made by the powers that be. 

He regularly uses satire and sarcasm to highlight important issues facing our country and the world.

He has won seven National Newspaper Awards for editorial cartooning and, in 2018, was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada. 

His citation said he’s “a legend within the editorial cartooning community” and that his work “embodies our national sense of humour, namely our ability to laugh at ourselves and our institutions.”


More information about Gable here.

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