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I was raised in Jackson's Point, a small community north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Which means I played hockey. But I also drew cartoons. A lot of cartoons.
I started drawing editorial cartoons for my local paper at 15 and have five community newspaper cartooning awards from cartoons drawn for various weekly papers. I drew three editorial cartoons a week for the Oakville Journal Record while attending college for illustration and design.
A couple of years later, I began creating a cartoon panel (SUNtoon) for the editorial page of the Toronto Sun where it placed as high as the number two favourite feature in readership surveys. It was also published in the Sun’s dailies in Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa. Additionally, I filled in for the editorial cartoonist and over 23 years created many editorial cartoons and editorial illustrations. I even wrote and illustrated the occasional column. And this WASN’T my day job!
I've also created a number of interactive FLASH animations, including animated editorial cartoons which were published on the Globe&Mail.com as well as the CTV website during the 2004 election campaign.
Until 1999, as Sr. Director Advertising/Creative at Loblaws (Canada’s largest grocery retailer), I managed and provided creative/art direction for the famous and widely distributed Insider’s Report® promoting world famous President's Choice products — as well as developed and created the cartoons that helped make it one of Canada’s most successful ad programs ever.
Over the years I also led advertising programs for Bell Canada, Lowe’s Canada as well as a variety of retail clients.
My cartoon originals and digital files are now housed in the National Library Archives in Ottawa.
I currently provide editorial cartoons to North American newspapers via Artizans syndicate. https://www.artizans.com/brows...
Contact: Jim Phillips
Phone: 416 553 7414
Software Knowledge: Adobe Creative Suite, Flash Animation, Coreldraw, Microsoft Office and a few other odds 'n ends.