Wednesday, January 14, 2009

1992 Book Recognized 122 Talented Humorists of Canada

The Great Big Book of Canadian Humour (edited by Allan Gould, published by Macmillan Canada, 1992) featured "some of the richest lodes of comedy in the world." Work from 122 Canadians, including one of Doug's single-panel political cartoons, was included in the 284-page volume.

The idea for the book began with Gould (a well-known humorist, author, editor and lecturer) writing to over 150 Canadian comedians, authors, cartoonists, poets, essayists, etc. , asking them to suggest "their" best. Fully 90 percent responded with suggestions. (blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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