Roy Peterson

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Roy Eric Peterson, OC (born 1936) is a Canadian editorial cartoonist who drew for the Vancouver Sun from 1962 to 2009.

Peterson was born in Winnipeg and studied in Vancouver at the Kitsilano Secondary School. Along with the Sun, his work often appeared in Maclean's magazine, where he would illustrate the columns of Allan Fotheringham. He has also illustrated the covers of many of Fotheringham's books.

Peterson has published the following books:
  • The World According to Roy Peterson, containing selected cartoons from the 1970s, with commentary by Alan Fotheringham
  • Drawn and Quartered, containing cartoons drawn during the administration of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, with commentary by Peter C. Newman
  • Peterson's ABCs a children's book about the alphabet, with a Canadian focus

He also collaborated with Stanley Burke on Frog Fables and Beaver Tales (1973)

In 2004 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada

The Vancouver Sun laid off Peterson in 2009.


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