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John Larter

John Larter, born in Swift Current, SK in 1950, began his career in 1969 with The Roughneck, an Albertan oil industry journal. There he worked with fellow editorial cartoonists, Edd Uluschak and Vance Rodewalt ("he's the guy who got me my first job drawing at 19..."). In the early 1970s Larter moved to Los Angeles where he 'cartooned' for a 'hotrod' magazine. Returning to Canada in 1974 he worked for the Lethbridge Herald until 1978 at which time he joined the Edmonton Herald. In 1980 he moved to the Toronto Star and in 1989 he returned to the west to join the Calgary Herald where he continues to delight all with his editorial cartoons, those "stunningly beautiful caricatures'. In all his newspaper positions he was an editorial cartoonist. He was a finalist for the 2007 National Newspaper Award in Editorial Cartooning.