RODEWALT Vance Ronald
Brush With Irreverance: Back cover.
Born 7 Oct. 1946 in Edmonton.
Vance was raised on a ranch near Lake Isle, Alta, and educated in Edmonton, his artistic talent came naturally. He won a scholarship to the Banff School of Fine Arts when he was 10 years old but didn’t attend. His first cartoons were about horses and ranch life and appeared in Western Horseman as Wranglin’ Dudes. “Because I was rural and my parents couldn’t afford to send me to art school, whenever I got to town I’d go to the newsstands and go through all the comics and magazines and study the drawings,” he once said. “I got a good feel for what people were drawing, and was influenced by Hank Ketchum [Dennis The Menace] Walt Kelly [Pogo] and Bob Montana [Archie]. When I got old enough to understand satire, Mad magazine became my bible.”
Encouraged by cartoonist Yardley Jones, who was then with The Edmonton Journal, Rodewalt got his first job doing advertising cartoons at The Roughneck, a petroleum industry magazine. He travelled Europe, and worked for Marvel Comics for five years.
He joined The Albertan as editorial cartoonist in 1969. During his time there, he created The Byrds a six days a week cartoon panel syndicated by the Toronto Star Syndicate between 1974 and 1979. His work can be found in Crazy magazine issues July 1974 and April 1975
The Calgary Sun bought out The Albertan in 1980. He remained with that newspaper till 1982 when he joined The Calgary Herald and in 1983 began sharing the editorial page with John Innes. In 1987, he assumed full duties as editorial cartoonist. He won a National Newspaper Award in 1988. Rodewalt’s work was also appearing on various magazine covers, and in Cracked magazine, issues March 1984 and January 1985.
In September 1988, he created “Chubb & Chancy”, “as a relief from the political”. It was discontinued sometime between 2000 and 2002.
BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
The Art of Political Cartooning in Canada/1980. Ed., Steve Bradley. For., Robert LaPalme. Virgo Press, Oct. 1980: 63, 70, 88, 127, 140, 174, 198, 214.
Best Canadian Political Cartoons, 1983. Ed., N.M. Stahl. For., David Rosen. McClelland & Stewart Ltd. Sept. 1983: 10, 75, 83, 87, 131, 152, 193.
Best Canadian Political Cartoons, 1984. Ed., N.M. Stahl. For., Robert LaPalme. McClelland & Stewart Ltd. Sept. 1984: 15, 75, 109, 120, 161, 171, 191.
Caricature . Cartoons Canada. Ed., Terry Mosher. Linda Leith Publishing, 2012: 14, 61.
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: 1989 in Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux . Writ., Charles Gordon. Macmillan of Canada, 1989.
|Portfoolio …: The Year in Canadian Caricature. Ed., Guy Badeaux . Writ., Charles Gordon. Macmillan of Canada, ….|
|6: 1990.||7: 1991.||8: 1992.||9: 1993.|
|Portfoolio…: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. Ed., Guy Badeaux . Writ., Ken MacQueen Macmillan of Canada, ….|
|10: 1994.||11: 1995.||12: 1996.|
Portfoolio 13: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. Ed., Guy Badeaux . Writ., Jay Stone Macmillan of Canada, 1997.
|Portfoolio …. The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. Ed. & Writ., Guy Badeaux . McArthur & Co. …|
|20, 2004.||21, 2005.|
Portfoolio 22: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. Ed., & Writ., Warren Clements. McArthur & Co. 2006.
Content cartoon editorial & Cover book front:
A Brush With Irreverence. Calgary Herald, 1988.
The Hecklers. Writ. & Ed.., Peter Desbarates & Terry Mosher. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1979: 249.
Portfoolio, The Year 85 In Canadian Caricature. 1985: “Vance Rodewalt”: 213..
Portfoolio: 1989 in Canadian Caricature. 1989: “Vance Rodewalt”: 219.
Portfoolio 6: The Year in Canadian Caricature.1990: “Vance Rodewalt”: 187.
Vance Rodewalt to Robert MacMillan 4 July 1990, reply to questionnaire.
Hustak, Alan. The Canadian Encyclopedia, Online
Portfoolio 85: 215.
Portfoolio 86: Back cover.
A Brush With Irreverence: Front cover.