May 18 – July 17, 2016
The Lounge Gallery
“For me, the best part of being a cartoonist in Orillia was that, a few years after moving to town from the Big Smoke, I became editor of The Orillia Sun, a worthy little community rag, where the only editor I had to report to was myself. My cartoons could comment on, laugh at, deride or celebrate whatever newsworthy subject came along without the artist ever having to look over his shoulder. It also allowed me to caricature many a politician and public personage, both local and otherwise.”
Don Evans, aka Isaac Bickerstaff, is a writer, cartoonist and editor. Hello Bickerstaff showcases several of of Bickerstaff's works that were donated to the OMAH collection in 2015. This exhibition features pen and ink drawings from Bickerstaff's career with highlights of cartoons from The Orillia Sun, MacLean's Magazine, What's the Difference: A comparison of Canadians and American, and Bickerstaff's illustrations in the bestselling book, Canajan Eh?