De ADDER Michael

de ADDER Michael

Born 1967 in Moncton New Brunswick.

In 1991 he graduated from Mount Allison University with a Fine Arts Degree. He initially attempted to make a living as a fine artist but gradually switched to freelancing editorial cartoons for major dailies in the Maritimes. In 1997 he created and focused on a cartoon strip about Canadian politics called “Cabinet Shuffles”. In 2016, it continues to appear on the internet. In 1998, he became the main contributor to the Saint John Times-Globe, The Coast, a weekly newspaper out of Halifax, and filled in for Bruce McKinnon at the Halifax Chronicle-Herald . In 1999, he added The Hill Times, a weekly newspaper in Ottawa.

In 2000 he became a full time cartoonist at Daily News [Halifax]. This tabloid ceased operations in February 2008. In 2009, he became the editorial cartoonist for The Times and Transcript [Moncton] and The Daily Gleaner {Fredericton]. His work still appears in The Hill Times and Metro Canada and he is syndicated across North America through Artizans. In the same year he was animating a weekly cartoon for CBC Nova Scotia which was still a feature in 2011. In 2009, he won an Atlantic Journalism Innovation award for his television animation and Atlantic Journalism Awards (2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011) for his editorial cartooning. In 2014, he won the first George Townsend Award.

In 2021, he drew a series of editorial cartoons for The Brief an online Friends of Canadian Broadcasting newsletter.




Content editorial cartoon:

Caricature . Cartoons Canada. Ed., Terry Mosher. Linda Leith Publishing, 2012: 26.

Drawing Opinions: MacKinnon de Adder & More: Cartoons and Stories that inspired them. The Chronicle Herald, 2013.

Portfoolio …. The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. Ed., Guy Badeaux . Writ., Jay Stone Macmillan of Canada, …
13, 1997. 14, 1998. 15, 1999. 16, 2000. 17, 2001.

Portfoolio 18: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. Ed., Guy Badeaux. Writ., Scott Feschuk. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 2002.

Portfoolio …. The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. Ed. & Writ., Guy Badeaux . McArthur & Co. …
19, 2003. 20, 2004. 21, 2005.
Portfoolio …: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. Ed., & Writ., Warren Clements. McArthur & Co. ….
22: 2006. 23: 2009. 24: 2010. 25: 2011.


Content panel cartoon & Cover front:

All published by MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.

You Might Be From Nova Scotia If ….., 2013..

You Might Be From New Brunswick If …., 2014.

You Might Be From Newfoundland and Labrador If …., 2015.

You Might Be From Canada If ….., 2017.


Article book:

Portfoolio 13: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. 1997:“Michael De Adder”: 147.

Portfoolio 14: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons.1998: “Michael De Adder” :145.

Portfoolio 16: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons., 2000. “Michael De Adder”.

Portfoolio 17: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons.2001: “Michael De Adder”: 148.

Portfoolio 23: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. 2009: “Michael De Adder”: 159


Wes Tyrell to Robert MacMillan, 7 Nov. 2016, Email.


C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\D\DeADDER Michael, Toronto Star, 28 July 2014.jpg Toronto Star, 28 July 2014.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\D\DE ADDER MICHAEL, Portfoolio 22, back cover.jpgPortfoolio 22, Back cover.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\D\DeAdder, Michael, Portfoolio 15, 147.jpgPortfoolio 15:The Year’s Best Canadian Political Cartoons: 147.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\D\de ADDER, Michael, Halifax Herald.jpg Chronicle Herald, [Halifax] 6 October 2020.