COLLINS John

COLLINS John

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A self portrait. Cartoons 1955-1959 by John Collins, no date.

Born 1917 in Washington DC. U.S.A.

He moved with his family to Canada in 1920.

In 1937 while studying at George William’s University (Montréal) which was later absorbed into Concordia University he sold his first cartoon to the Gazette [Montréal] in 1937 and became the Gazette’s first staff cartoonist in 1939.

Collin’s wartime cartoons were very popular and appeared in the New York Times and other publications.

In the 1950’s, his cartoons criticizing the government of the day became so outspoken that Minister of Defense Brooke Claxton threatened to sue him and the Gazette for defamation of character. Beginning in the 1940’s Collins created his own character, a moustached man in a battered hat and a barrel held up by a single suspender called “Uno Who”. The average Canadian looking askance at those in authority. He won National Newspaper Awards in 1954 and 1973. Although his entire career was with the Gazette, his cartoons appeared in various newspapers across Canada including the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, SydneyPost-Record, Ottawa Journal etc.

For hobbies he sketched sports activities and painted in watercolours.

WORK:

CARTOONIST:

BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Cartoon editorial:

The Art of Political Cartooning in Canada/1980. Ed., Steve Bradley. For., Robert LaPalme. Virgo Press, Oct. 1980: 16, 71.

BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Cover & Content:

Cartoon editorial:

Cartoons 1955-1959by John Collins. Intro., Edgar A. Collard. No publishing information.

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC:

Content:

Comment:

Fallacies of Socialism. Car., John Collins. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, 1961. This booklet contains editorial cartoons by Collins.

SOURCE:

Book graphic:

Cartoons 1955-1959by John Collins. Intro., Edgar A. Collard. No publishing information.

Book text:

The Hecklers. Writ. & Ed.., Peter Desbarates & Terry Mosher. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1979: 119, 233.

GALLERY:

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UNO WHO was Collin’s everyman and appeared regularly in his cartoons. Cartoons 1955-1959 by John Collins, no date.

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The Gazette [Montréal], 28 April 1967.

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An illustration for “Baseball’s origins?” writ., Peter McBride. The Spectator [Hamilton], 21 July 1979.