Sunday, 29 July 2012

On the Radio

This morning I was on CBC Radio One, interviewed by Mary Ito of Fresh Air. It was a chance to talk — in public, yet — about Fisher. I'm not used to the publicity business, as you can tell from this posting (and from the interview, which you can listen to here, at least for the time being).

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

TAAFI pull

Another weekend, another gathering of cartoon aficionados: this time at the TIFF Lightbox in Toronto, where the Toronto Animated Arts Festival International was launched from July 6-8. There were good shorts programmes and workshops, and a couple of very special events. One was the screening of Nelvana's ill-fated "Rock and Rule" from 1984, attended by many alumni of the production; another was a Kaj Pindal retrospective, followed by the closing ceremony at which Kaj received a lifetime-achievement award. The whole thing was well done, and the venue is fabulous. Don't miss it next year.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

ACEC gathering in Montreal

This past weekend I was in Montreal for the annual convention of the Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists. Fisher is seldom political and I'm not much of a joiner, but I couldn't resist the invitation to join this year and I'm glad I didn't... resist. (Fisher has been keeping company with political cartoons in several editions of Portfoolio, the annual anthology of, naturally, political cartoons. Here's an example of about how political my strip gets:)

Anyhow I had a blast in Montreal and must credit the organizers (primarily Terry Mosher — pen name "Aislin"— and his wife, Mary) for doing a great job. Terry is pictured below at right, holding the bust of himself created by Christian Daigle — pen name "Fleg", who is standing beside him. There is an exhibition of cartoons (Fisher included) at the McCord Museum in Montreal, and that will be up all summer.