The Art of Cartooning

Editorial cartooning from every angle! Discover various aspects of an editorial cartoonist’s work, past and present, in Québec, through five interpretative background essays.

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From Illustrator to Cartoonist

Political cartoons were not a result of the freedom of expression inherent in modern democracies. Cartoons first appeared in Canada in the 18th century, in the rather unusual context of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham

 

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Politics and the Press in the 20th Century

Situated at the intersection between the press and politics, caricature must be put into context as a function of these two worlds that share a rich common history. Where would caricaturists be without a ruling class, their main source of inspiration?

 

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Six Editorial Cartoonists and their Favourite Subjects

This exhibition contrasts the work of six cartoonists in the McCord collection: John Collins, Normand Hudon, Aislin (Terry Mosher), Serge Chapleau, Garnotte (Michel Garneau) and Éric Godin.

 

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Views on the Impact of Editorial Cartoons

What impact do editorial cartoons have? Analysts have seldom ventured to address this topic. The McCord Museum therefore decided to consult people in a position to know: cartoonists themselves.

 

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How to Read a Newspaper and How to Read a Cartoon

The newspaper business is a strange one. Newspapers are a product of a given culture, and their objective is to inform, to expose their readers to the events and ideas that mark their time. Yet they are also subject to commercial reality.

 

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