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Roy Peterson

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.