Uses the nom de plume “RUSINS”
“I tend to see things in shades as opposed to straight black and white.” The Hecklers: 249.
He was born 1925, in Riga Latvia.
He came to Canada with his father in 1947. He hired on at Ontario Hydro as a labourer but was soon working for them as an illustrator. This lasted for ten years. In the 1960’s he did occasional editorial cartoons for the Globe & Mail when James Reidford was on holidays. His work was noticed by the editors of the Citizen [Ottawa] and he was hired as the editorial page cartoonist for them.
BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
The Art of Political Cartooning in Canada/1980. Ed., Steve Bradley. For., Robert LaPalme. Virgo Press, Oct. 1980: 9, 112, 190, 193, 215.
Best Canadian Political Cartoons, 1983. Ed., N.M. Stahl. For., David Rosen. McClelland & Stewart Ltd. Sept. 1983: 28, 56, 163.
The Hecklers. Writ. & Ed.., Peter Desbarates & Terry Mosher. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1979: 249.