Roy Eric Peterson is western Canada's pre-eminent
editorial cartoonist. Although he works for many publications, it
is his work for The Vancouver Sun as successor to the late
Len Norris that constitutes his major contribution to the world
of cartooning. He began work for The Vancouver Sun in 1962.
He also appears regularly in Maclean's magazine and is an
internationally syndicated cartoonist with work appearing in, for
example, Punch, The Spectator, Time and The
New York Times.
He is a founding member of the Association of
Canadian Editorial Cartoonists and served as their president in
1990. He was the first Canadian editorial cartoonist to be elected
president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
(1983). His cartoons have won numerous citations and international
awards, including the Montreal International Salon of Humour Grand
Prix. In 1999, he won his seventh National Newspaper Award, the
most ever won by any journalist in the 50 years of the awards.