A comic strip created by Allan Beaton an editorial cartoonist for the Toronto Telegram. The strip was inspired by a sealskin toy owl handcrafted by the Fort Chimo Eskimo Co-operative. Oopik in Inuktitut means snowy or arctic owl
The strip appeared in the Toronto Telegram from November 30, 1964 to June 27, 1966 and was syndicated in more than 50 Canadian and U.S. newspapers. Beaton had to give it up because of ill health.
BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:
Content cartoon editorial & strip:
The World of Allan Beaton, Car., Allan Beaton. no publishing information.[
Content cartoon strip:
The Telegram [Toronto], 30 Nov.1964 to 27 June1966: “Ookpik.” Car. Allan Beaton..
The Canadian Encyclopedia, vol. 2, Hurtig Publishers Ltd., 1985: “Ookpik” Writ., Robert Colombo.
Canadian Review Of Comparative Literature, 43-1, March 2016: “Allan Beaton’s ‘Ookpik’ Was Here.” Writ., Michelle Bauldic: 137-147.
Edmonton Journal, 30 Nov. 1964.
Toronto Telegram, 25 June 1966: 24.
Toronto Telegram, 27 June 1966: 48.