C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE OF PERSON\F\FRANKLIN Ed, Portfoolio 1988, 183.jpg                                        Portfoolio 88, The Year In Canadian Caricature: 183.

“I like to draw and my subject is people more often political – always well-known people pompous people grown fat with privilege or floundering in disparity between promise and production.”                                                                              Edward Franklin. Globe & Mail, 25 February 2006.

Born April 21, 1921 in Hireno Texas U.S.A.

He served as top turret gunner in a B-17 bomber during World War Two.

In 1947, he began working in the art department of the Press [Houston] doing occasional editorial cartoons. Several years later he moved over to the Post [Houston]. In 1953 Franklin and his wife moved to New York City where he studied illustration for a year at the Pratt Institute. By the mid 1950’s he was illustrating for such magazines as The Saturday Evening Post, Argosy and True.

In 1959, when he was 38 years old he moved his family to Toronto, thinking it would be a good place to raise his children. He did commercial and illustration work. On a whim he contacted James Reidford, editorial cartoonist for the Globe and Mail, who suggested he try cartooning. He freelanced submitting his work to the Globe and Mail. He worked for the Star [Toronto] for a while filling in for Duncan Macpherson. In 1968 he moved back to the Globe and Mail, alternating with Reidford on the editorial page. He became a daily cartoonist in 1972, when Reidford retired. In 1985 he won a National Newspaper Award.

After he retired in 1987, he did freelance work for Saturday Night magazine and the Financial Post.

He was diagnosed with skin cancer, and had an operation 15 December 2005. He died February 21, 2006 in Toronto




Peter Gzowski’s Book About This Country In The Morning. Ed., Peter Gzowski. Hurtig Publishers, 1974: “Peter Gzowski”: 10.



Content editorial cartoon:

Caricature . Cartoons Canada. Ed., Terry Mosher. Linda Leith Publishing, 2012: 16.

Portfoolio, The Year 85 In Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux & Alan King. Writ., Charles Gordon. Ludcom Inc. 1985.

Portfoolio, The Year 86 In Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux. Writ., Charles Gordon. Ludcom Inc. 1986.

Portfoolio, The Year 87 In Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux . Ludcom Inc. 1987.

1988 Portfoolio, The Year In Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux . Writ., Charles Gordon. Eden Press. 1988.

Portfoolio: 1989 in Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux . Writ., Charles Gordon. Macmillan of Canada, 1989.

Portfoolio 6: The Year in Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux . Writ., Charles Gordon. Macmillan of Canada, 1990.

Portfoolio 7: The Year in Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux . Writ., Charles Gordon. Macmillan of Canada, 1991.



Content humour & Cover book front:

The Wit & Wisdom of Richard Needham. Writ., Richard J. Needham. Macmillan Co. of Canada, 1977.

Content humour & Cover dust jacket wraparound:

The Hypodermic Needham. Writ., Richard J. Needham. Macmillan Co. of Canada, 1970.


Article book:

The Hecklers. Writ. & Ed.., P. Desbarates & T. Mosher. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1979: 183-185, 236-237.

Article periodical:

Ryerson Review of Journalism, Spring 1984: “The Creative Agonies of Ed Franklin.” Writ., M. Bonner..

Article newspaper:

Globe & Mail, 20 Nov. 1987 “New cartoonist makes his debut in today’s Globe”: A1.

Globe and Mail, 25 Feb. 2006: “Ed Franklin Cartoonist 1921-2006.” Writ., Val Ross..


C:\Users\Robert\Documents\ART COLLECTION\FRANKLIN Ed, editorial cartoon, ink on board, n.d.  31cmhX46cmw.jpg“And a nice cup of tea to warm the cockles.”                                                                      Editorial cartoon, ink on board, no date. 31cmhX46cmw

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\F\FRANKLIN Ed, The Wit & Wisdom of Richard, fc.jpgThe Wit and Wisdom of Richard Needham, Front cover.