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Michael de Adder

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Occupation  Editorial cartoonist
Name  Michael Adder

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Born  May 25, 1967 (age 48) Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (1967-05-25)
Books  You Might Be from Nova Sco, You Might Be from New Brun, DePictions: Editorial Cartoons

Education  Mount Allison University

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Michael de Adder (born May 25, 1967) is a Canadian editorial cartoonist who worked for the Halifax Daily News until it closed its doors in February 2008.


Michael de Adder Michael De Adder editorial cartoon for September 7 2014

Early life and education

Michael de Adder Editorial Cartoon The Chronicle Herald

Born in Moncton, he attended Riverview High School. He then graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1991. While at Mount Allison, he began drawing cartoons for the Argosy, the school's student newspaper.


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He began his career working for The Coast, a Halifax-based alternative weekly, drawing a popular comic strip called "Walterworld" which lampooned the then-current mayor of Halifax, Walter Fitzgerald. This led to freelance jobs at the Chronicle-Herald and The Hill Times in Ottawa.

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In 2000, he landed a full-time job at the Halifax Daily News and has won numerous awards for editorial cartooning. He was nominated for a National Newspaper Award in 2002 and won the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists' Golden Spike Award in 2006 for the best cartoon killed by an editor.

Today, his work also appears regularly in the National Post, Maclean's, Chronicle-Herald and the Moncton Times & Transcript. His work is syndicated in North America through He continues to be a weekly contributor to the Hill Times as well as to Canadian Metro dailies.

He draws approximately 10 cartoons weekly and, at over a million readers per day, he is considered the most read cartoonist in Canada.

He is a past president of The Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists and is on the board of the Cartoonists Rights Network.


  • deBook, 2007
  • You Might be from Nova Scotia If ..., 2013
  • depictions, Nimbus, 2013
  • Drawing Opinions: MacKinnon, DeAdder & More: Cartoons and the Stories that Inspire Them, Chronicle Herald, 2013
  • You Might be from New Brunswick If ..., 2014
  • References

    Michael de Adder Wikipedia

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