Roschkov Editorial Cartoons: Back cover.
“Editorial meetings are necessary for the editorial writers, but seem to inhibit most cartoonists. Most of us feel that our time could be better spent alone at the drawing board where we belong.” Victor Roschkov, The Hecklers: 249.
Born 1941 in Kiev Ukraine.
After the war his family immigrated to Canada settling in Windsor Ontario. He dropped out of high school to play billiards and drifted until he found a job at a silk screen company in London, Ontario. He began drawing caricatures and assembled a portfolio which he took around to newspapers. Time Magazine printed one of his drawings. In 1972, the Star [Windsor] hired him as an editorial cartoonist. He drew four cartoons a week and experimented with various techniques including colour.
In 1976, he moved to The Toronto Star, where he worked as an illustrator and an editorial cartoonist, filling in for Duncan Macpherson. He won a National Newspaper Award in 1980. He left the Toronto Star in 1982 and freelanced till 1984 when he joined the Edmonton Sun as editorial cartoonist.
BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
Content editorial cartoons:
The Art of Political Cartooning in Canada/1980. Ed., Steve Bradley. For., Robert LaPalme. Virgo Press, Oct. 1980: 11, 47, 50, 73, 111, 168.
Portfoolio, The Year 85 In Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux & Alan King. Writ., Charles Gordon. Ludcom Inc. 1985.
Portfoolio, The Year 87 In Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux . Ludcom Inc. 1987.
BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:
Content cartoon editorial & Cover book front:
Roschkov Editorial Cartoons. Prentice-Hall of Canada Ltd., 1979.
The Hecklers. Writ. & Ed.., Peter Desbarates & Terry Mosher. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1979: 249.
Portfoolio, The Year 85 In Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux & Alan King. Writ., Charles Gordon. Ludcom Inc. 1985: “ Vic Roschkov”: 214.
Roschkov Editorial Cartoons: Front cover.
Roschkov Editorial Cartoons
Toronto Star, 16 Nov. 1976: B4