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The Cartoonists

By Susanna McLeod

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Welcome to The Cartoonists!

   How do cartoonists do it? How do they make us laugh, make us think and even make us want to cry? With what looks deceivingly like a few simple strokes of the pen, a great sense of humour and a feel for life, these talented artists create art that touches our hearts and minds. Join me in one of my favourite things - exploring the lives and art of beloved cartoonists, from the first pioneers to today's talented creators. Browse through over 200 articles... and growing. Cheers for Cartoonists! Woo hoo!

While The Cartoonists is on temporary hiatus, let's take a look back at some of my favourites. So many to choose, so little space...

Fresh off the presses thanks to a Netherlands publisher--a brand new Tumbleweeds collection by Tom K. Ryan! In celebration of the famous cartoonist's 90th birthday, Theo Keijzer has published a super-rare edition of the comic strip. Fifteen copies were produced, and only 8 remain. Visit Ebay for more information on this rare delight titled "Sold!" Happy Birthday, Mr Ryan. Thank you for creating the wonderful Tumbleweeds.

Meanwhile, enjoy a look back at the fascinating life of "Tom K. Ryan, Creator of Tumbleweeds" from 2001.

                                             Tom K. Ryan



And if you're feeling creative after reading about this amazing creator, visit Artist Supply Source for supplies and more ideas... and check out the nifty Badger Airbrush Compressor while you're there.


Susanna McLeod writes a Local History column in the Kingston Whig-Standard and is author of "The People of Canadian History" on Suite.io. And more, much more. Cheers!