Created by Edward Hore, EHORE was a daily cartoon strip, that appeared in the Globe & Mail in the early 1980’s.
Ed was born 12 February 1959 in Toronto. He attended Queen’s University from 1977 to 1980 where he received a Bachelor of Arts. He then attended Osgoode Hall Law School 1980 to 1981 then 1982 to 1984 and became a lawyer in 1986.
At both Queen’s and Osgoode, this self-taught cartoonist drew strips for the student newspapers. While in his first year of law school he expanded his efforts and began submitting his work to the Globe and Mail which after a while hired him to do a daily strip. EHORE ran from 13 October 1981 to, 30 July 1983. It also ran for a while in the Whig-Standard [Kingston]. It became a means by which Ed supported his studies while attending Osgood Hall
As suggested by the strips in the GALLERY below and apparent when perusing a more complete set, EHORE began as a more general humor strip directed at the ideas and attitudes circulating in the 1980’s but as time passed the focus shifted to comments on political issues and personalities. As a result the strip was eventually dropped by the Globe & Mail for becoming too politically controversial, a characteristic well illustrated by the 17 March 1983 strip shown below. However, Ed continued to cartoon. He was published in the Lawyers Weekly and other publications even after he began practicing as a litigation lawyer mainly in the intellectual property area. He still cartoons the occasional comment on current incidents and for many years drew an annual Christmas card for his firm Hazzard & Hore.
“EHORE”, Car., Ed Hore. Globe & Mail, 13 October 1981 to 30 July 1983.
Warren Clements to Robert MacMillan 9 Feb., 13 Feb, 16 Feb. 2020.
Ed Hore to Robert MacMillan 14 Feb., 16 Feb, 8 March. 2020.
My thanks go to Scott Simster whose enquiry about EHORE and its cartoonist started me on this background investigation of the strip, to Warren Clements former Globe & Mail editor and now owner of Nestlings Press who gave me the contact for Ed Hore and to Ed Hore who generously answered my questions.
The first EHORE strip. Globe & Mail, 13 October 1981.
Globe & Mail, 17 April. 1982.
A rather prophetic strip. Globe & Mail, 17 March 1983.
The last strip. Globe & Mail, 30 July 1983.
Occasional cartoons by Ed Hore after EHORE
A comment about the mistaken warning of an emergency at the Pickering Nuclear Power Station near Toronto, 12 January 2020.
A Christmas card drawn by Ed Hore for Hazzard & Hore, taken from email 14 Feb., 2020.