McCUSKER Paul

McCUSKER Paul

He graduated from both the illustration and Media Arts Cartooning programs at Sheridan College. He has freelanced as both an illustrator and cartoonist since 1976. He began as a cartoonist for the Guelph Life Newspaper then moved on to the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star for which he was court artist during the Paul Bernardo trial. He contributed to Orb magazine. (See ORB) He illustrated writer Harold Eastman’s “Mighty Mites” from 1993 to 2000. This feature appeared in Owl Magazine. He has illustrated several children and young adult books.

WORK:

CARTOONIST:

BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Story:

“Spud.” Plot, William King. Potlatch presents The 1980 Comics Annual. Potlatch Publications, 1979: 118-120.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Story.”

“Belial!” Orb Magazine, 1-1, 1974: 32-41.

“Lepers.” Orb Magazine 1-3, Dec. 1974: 4-9.

“No-man’s Land.’ Let., Matt Rust. Orb Magazine, 2, July 1974: 43-50.

ILLUSTRATOR:

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

History:

“The Day Mount Vesuvias Blew Its Top.” Writ., Joy Hollanbym-Lane. Canadian Children’s Annual 1983, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., M. Tach-Holadyk. Potlatch Publications, 1982: 116-122.

“Theatre Of The Romans.” Writ., W.J. Smart. Canadian Children’s Annual, 1982. Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach. Potlatch Publications, 1981: 128.

Information text:

“Sweat Of The Sun, Tears Of The Moon: The World Of The Incas.” Writ., Joy Lane. Canadian  Children’s Annual, 1981. Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach. Potlatch Publ.1980.

  • “The Legend Of The Incas.”: 119-124.
  • Machu Picchu – City Of Legends.”: 130-134.

Content:

Story text:

“Autumn-Mobile.” Writ., Alan Bradley. (Title illustration, J.O.Radford.) Canadian Children’s Annual, 1980. Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach. Potlatch Publications 1979: 98-101.

“The Choice.” Writ., Rosalee van Stelten. Canadian Children’s Annual, 1979. Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., Mary Tach. Potlatch Publ. 1978: 113-117.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Content:

Story:

“Kid Desperado in Ghost Riders For A Ghost Town.” Wri., Dave Darrigo Atomic Overdrive,.2, no date: 1-7.

NEWSPAPER:

Religion:

“A Child Named Yeshu.” Writ., Salem Alaton. Globe & Mail, 24 Dec. 1993: D1,3.

Story:

“Carol’s greatest gift.” Writ., Wally Grossen. The Spectator [Hamilton], 20 Dec. 1980: 85.

POSTER:

Canadian Children’s Annual, 1981, The Pirate. Potlatch Publications, 1980.

PENCILLER:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Serial:

“Gyk The Barbarian.” Co-writ., Matt Rust & John Sech. In., Jim Craig. Let., Michael Cherkas. Orb Magazine, 1- 6, March/April 1976: 26-33.

WRITER:

BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Story:

“Spider-man 31, 32, 33.” Illus. R. G. Taylor. Growing Up With Comics. Desperado Publishing, 2008: 8-15.

WRITER & ILLUSTRATOR:

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Information:

“The Native Compounds of Ghana.” Canadian Children’s Annual 1983, Ed., Robert F. Neilson. Art Dir., M. Tach-Holadyk. Potlatch Publications, 1982: 123.

SOURCE:

Book graphic:

“Creator Biographies.” Growing Up With Comics. Ed., & Illus., R.G. Taylor. Desperado Publishing. 2008.