Erik Sansom, a resident of Stratford Ontario in 1991, began cartooning professionally at the age of 14 when he initiated a cartoon strip “Omar and Ernie” in the Toronto Sun that ran for about five years. At age 19 he entered a three year program at Sheridan College and after graduating worked as a freelance animator for a few years. Deciding that he liked cartooning best, because he had complete control over the product, he returned to this career. At age 32 he launched “Green Earth Crusaders”: his first syndicated cartoon. At its initiation in the “Starship” section of the Toronto Star on January 13, 1991 it appeared in 12 newspapers
Content strip cartoon:
Toronto Sun: “Omar and Ernie”: approximately 1973 to 1979:
Toronto Star: “The Green Earth Crusaders”: Jan.13 1991: F8. Last known appearance April 16, 1995:F7
Toronto Star, 13 Jan.1991: “Meet the artist behind Starship’s new cartoon.” Writ., Pippa Wysong: F8.