McCUSKER Paul

McCUSKER Paul

He graduated from both the illustration and Media Arts Cartooning programs at Sheridan College. He has freelanced as both an illustrator and cartoonist since 1976. He began as a cartoonist for the Guelph Life Newspaper then moved on to the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star for which he was court artist during the Paul Bernardo trial. He contributed to Orb magazine. He illustrated writer Harold Eastman’s “Mighty Mites” from 1993 to 2000. This feature appeared in Owl Magazine. He has illustrated several children and young adult books.

WORK:

CARTOONIST:

BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content story:

Potlatch presents The 1980 Comics Annual. Potlatch Publications, 1979: “Spud.” Plot, William King: 118-120.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Story:

Orb Magazine, 1-1, 1974: “Belial!”: 32-41.

Orb Magazine, 1-2, July 1974: “No-man’s Land.’ Let., Matt Rust: 43-50.

Orb Magazine 1-3, Dec. 1974: “Lepers”: 4-9.

ILLUSTRATOR:

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:                                                                        Published by Potlatch Publications, Editor Robert F. Neilson. Art Director Mary Tach unless otherwise noted.

Content:

History:

Canadian Children’s Annual, 1982. 1981: ‘Theatre Of The Romans.” Writ., W.J. Smart:: 128.

Canadian Children’s Annual 1983, Art Dir., Mary Tach-Holadyk. 1982: “The Day Mount Vesuvius Blew Its Top.” Writ., Joy Hollanbym-Lane: 116-122.

Information text:

Canadian Children’s Annual, 1981.1980: “Sweat Of The Sun, Tears Of The Moon: The World Of The Incas.” (“The Legend Of The Incas”: 119-124 & “Machu Picchu – City Of Legends”: 130-134). Writ., Joy Lane.

Story text:

Canadian Children’s Annual, 1979. 1978: “The Choice.” Writ., R. van Stelten: 113-117.

Canadian Children’s Annual, 1980. 1979: “Autumn-Mobile.” Writ., Alan Bradley. (Title illustration, J.O.Radford.): 98-101.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Content story:

Atomic Overdrive,.2, no date: “Kid Desperado in Ghost Riders For A Ghost Town.” Writ., Dave Darrigo: 1-7.

NEWSPAPER:

Content:

Religion:

Globe & Mail, 24 Dec. 1993: “A Child Named Yeshu.” Writ., Salem Alaton: D1,3.

Story:

The Spectator [Hamilton], 20 Dec. 1980: “Carol’s greatest gift.” Writ., W. Grossen: 85.

POSTER:

Canadian Children’s Annual, 1981, The Pirate. Potlatch Publications, 1980.

PENCILLER:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content serial:

Orb Magazine, 1- 6, March/April 1976: “Gyk The Barbarian.” Co-writ., Matt Rust & John Sech. In., Jim Craig. Let., Michael Cherkas: 26-33.

WRITER:

BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content story:

Growing Up With Comics. Ed., R.G. Taylor. Desperado Publishing, 2008: “Spiderman 31, 32, 33.” Illus., R. G. Taylor: 8-15.

WRITER & ILLUSTRATOR:

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content information:

Canadian Children’s Annual 1983, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., M. Tach-Holadyk. Potlatch Publications, 1982: “The Native Compounds of Ghana”: 123.

SOURCE:

Article book:

Growing Up With Comics. 2008: “Creator Biographies.”