A humourous cartoon strip created by Philip Street which has appeared in the Globe and Mail from June 26, 1992 to September 8, 2012. It began running four days a week, alternating with Warren Clements’ “Nestlings”. About a year and a half later it began appearing six days a week and has continued this frequency since. It is exclusive to the Globe and Mail.
Fisher began as an unemployed English major in his mid-twenties trying to get his life started. Over the next two decades he moved into a shared household in Toronto, eventually got a job as a writer in an advertising agency, fell in love with Alison, got married, bought a house and started a family.
Although “Fisher” is a kind of alter ego to Street sharing Street’s opinions and sensibilities and some of his experiences in general terms, it is not strictly autobiographical.
BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:
When Tom Met Alison. Cart., Philip Street. Nestlings Press, 2013.
“About Philip Street.” Philip Street. Philip Street.com. Accessed 8 July 2012.
“Blog:Idiot Mittens.” Philip Street.com. 11 July 2012. Accessed. 21 July 2012.
“Interview with Philip Street of Fisher.” Interviewer Susan McLeod. The Cartoonists. ca.. 9 Mar. 2007. Accessed. 21 July, 2012.
“Philip Street’s Fisher Co.” Writ., Herve St-Louis, Comic Book Bin.ca. 26 Sept. 2007. Access. 21 July 2012.
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