NOAKES William

Born 1871 in England. He and his wife immigrated to Canada in 1902. In 1911 they and their three sons were living in Ottawa, apparently employed as an editor.

Replacing John McNaughton, who joined the army in 1914, he worked as both a cartoonist and illustrator at The Leader [Regina]. His cartooning was intermittent then in early 1919 he began a weekly horizontal strip of individual cartons across the bottom of the front page called “Weeklorama”. He left in September 1919 to accept a position with the Canadian press in Winnipeg. Shortly after he moved to the Brandon Sun where he stayed for 25 years eventually becoming the senior editor.

The signature of a cartoonist active in Regina from about 1915 to 1920.


Article book:

The Hecklers. Writ. & Ed.., Peter Desbarates & Terry Mosher. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1979: 246.

Article periodical

“Newspaper Cartoonists in Saskatchewan 1900-1950.” Writ., Lisa G. Henderson. . Accessed 25 January 2021.