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ca. 1978-1987 (Creation)
- Gable, Brian, 1949-
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1335 drawings : pen and ink, pencil
4 drawings : pencil
29 drawings : photocopies, photographic copies, newsprint, photographic negative
0.003 m of textual records
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Name of creator
Brian Gable was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1949. As a young child, he lived on a farm near Rosthern before moving to Saskatoon with his family in 1960. He attended Holliston School and Walter Murray Collegiate. Gable earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1970. While a student at the University of Saskatchewan, Gable contributed cartoons to the student newspaper, The Sheaf. Gable later earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto (1971). He then commenced a nine-year career as a high school art teacher in Brockville, Ontario. As a freelance cartoonist, Gable contributed cartoons to the Brockville Recorder and Times newspaper between 1976 and 1980.
In 1980, Gable was hired as a full-time editorial cartoonist with The Leader-Post newspaper in Regina. His first cartoon was published in the August 28, 1980 edition of the newspaper. Gable continued employment with The Leader-Post until 1987 when he was hired with The Globe and Mail newspaper in Toronto. Throughout his career, Gable has received seven National Newspaper Awards in the Editorial Cartoon-Caricature category (1986, 1995, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2016). A collection of Gable's work was published in the compilation entitled, Gable: The Editorial Cartoons of Brian Gable (1987). Additionally, Gable has contributed as an illustrator to several children's book series published by Millbrook Press.
Other honours bestowed on Gable include an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Saskatchewan (2015) and an appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada (2017).
Gable continues (2018) his employment with The Globe and Mail in Toronto.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of editorial cartoons created by Brian Gable in his employment between 1980 and 1987 with The Leader-Post, a daily newspaper in Regina, Saskatchewan. The cartoon drawings, primarily pen and ink on stock, depict and are relevant to local, provincial, national and international issues and events during the 1980s. A small volume of records are drawings that Gable created to accompany news articles published in The Leader-Post's weekender, lifestyles, and entertainment sections, and draft sketches of cartoons. Textual records consist of order sheets relating to the publishing of Gable's cartoons, and a submission letter by Gable to the jury for the 1986 Premier's Award of Excellence in Design.
As well, a small volume of records are editorial cartoons that Gable contributed to the Brockville Recorder and Times newspaper between 1976 and 1980.
No series have been identified in this fonds.
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