Monday, August 14, 2017

50 years of Aislin

Every Monday in 2017, the Montreal Gazette features an Aislin cartoon drawn over the past 50 years, with a backstory for each.

Ferguson Jenkins and Bill Lee are two examples of Aislin's long love affair with baseball.




Last week for the Aislin: 50 Years of Cartoons exhibition at the McCord Museum.

This cartoon of Stephen Harper originally appeared in the Montreal Gazette on April 14, 2006

This cartoon from 1981shows Pierre Elliott Trudeau planting the Canadian Constitution.

In this February 6, 1988 cartoon, Nick Auf der Maur and sports writer Tim Burke throw away their Gazette security passes after joining the renegade tabloid the Montreal Daily News.

Four Anglos of the Apocalypse poster

A cartoon from October 6, 1979.

An April 20, 1980 cartoon.

 This drawing of a Tanzanian grandmother with a child whose parents had died of AIDS was drawn in 2006.

This cartoon was presented to Bill Clinton to thank him for helping to raise $1 million for a Montreal children hospital.


This is the cartoon Aislin would have rather presented.

Cover of The Hecklers: A History of Canadian Political Cartooning and a Cartoonists' History of Canada by Peter Desbarats and Terry Mosher.

A view of St-Henri on a Sunday morning (from Jan. 15, 2011)




This cartoon of Jean Marchand appeared in Maclean's magazine in October 1970.

This cartoon of Margaret Atwood was drawn in 2000.



This cartoon was drawn when Tommy Douglas retired in 1971.


This cartoon appeared in the Montreal Gazette on September 12, 2001.


This caricature of Mordecai Richler was down in the early seventies.

This cartoon appeared in the Montreal Gazette on May 13, 2010.


This cartoon of Montreal mayor Gérald Tremblay was published on Sept. 23, 2011.

This famous cartoon appeared in the Montreal Gazette on Nov. 16, 1976.


The twelfth instalment is a sketch of the Montreal Forum in the 1950s, from memory.



The eleventh was published on March 18th, 2000


The tenth was published on January 6, 1981

The ninth instalment is about the Expo's spring training in Florida.

The eight was published on September 4th, 1984.

The seventh instalment is an autographed caricature of Louise Beaudoin drawn in 2000.


The sixth is a caricature of pope John Paul II published on October 24, 1978.

The fifth was drawn in 2004

The fourth was drawn in 1973.

The third was drawn in 1982.


The second is a caricature of Jean Drapeau published in 1974.

The first is a caricature of Jacques Parizeau published on September 16, 1988.

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