Hunter Cariacturiste,1985: Back cover.
“My favourite cartoon is always the next one.” The Hecklers: 239.
Born 1926, in St. Cyrille de la Salle Québec.
He attended l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, then on a scholarship studied art in Paris France. He returned to Canada and became a teacher at l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts. At the same time he established himself as a sculptor.
In 1956, Le Soleil was looking for an editorial cartoonist and approached the school’s director for a recommendation. Hunter got the job. His style was that of the European school of simple line cartooning. He won two National Newspaper Awards, one in 1958 and one in 1967. He began working for Le Soleil in 1969. Because of the pressure of drawing eight cartoons a week for Le Soleil and its regional editions, and sculpting, he gave up teaching in the same year.
In 1970, because of his criticism of the FLQ acts during the October Crisis, he and his editor were publicly condemned by the members of the journalists’ union at Le Soleil. He insisted on his right to make his own judgments of events and continued his cartooning.
In 1989, he gave up cartooning and concentrated on sculpting.
BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
Content editorial cartoon:
The Art of Political Cartooning in Canada/1980. Ed., Steve Bradley. For., Robert LaPalme. Virgo Press, Oct. 1980; 60, 103, 113, 176.
Caricature . Cartoons Canada. Ed., Terry Mosher. Linda Leith Publishing, 2012: 21.
Portfoolio, The Year 85 In Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux & Alan King. Writ., Charles Gordon. Ludcom Inc. 1985.
Portfoolio, The Year 86 In Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux. Writ., Charles Gordon. Ludcom Inc. 1986.
Portfoolio: 1989 in Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux . Writ., Charles Gordon. Macmillan of Canada, 1989.
BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:
Content editorial cartoon & Cover book front:
Hunter Caricaturiste. Sillery: les Éditions de l’Empriente, 5 Oct. 1985.
The Hecklers. Writ. & Ed.., Peter Desbarates & Terry Mosher. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1979: 189, 238-239.
Portfoolio, The Year 85 In Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux & Alan King. Writ., Charles Gordon. Ludcom Inc. 1985: “Raoul Hunter”: 205.
Portfoolio 85: 205.
Claude Castonguay, Hunter Caricaturiste.
Felix-Antoine Savard, Hunter Caricaturiste.