Bruce MacKinnon – Stamped and Profiled The Daily Cartoonist
MacKinnon’s first cartoon was printed by the native weekly, The Casket, in his hometown of Antigonish, N.S., when he was 14. He studied positive arts at Mount Allison College and graphic design on the Nova Scotia Faculty of Artwork and Design – paying his method by drawing portraits in a Halifax mall. He’s a proficient painter, too – massive, daring caricatures of iconic Canadians, together with Martin Brief, Sidney Crosby and Céline Dion, grasp in his house studio.
Some 8,000 cartoons into his profession with the Herald, MacKinnon strides boldly into controversies and, true to his calling, is unapologetic about it. Nearly any cartoon will be controversial by its nature, he factors out. In what he calls “simply my little sq.,” he’s sharing his viewpoint.
“I’m entitled to my opinion simply as everybody else is to theirs,” he says, “and I’m going to state it.”
MacKinnon describes editorial cartooning as the perfect job on this planet – however at occasions, the strain of day by day deadlines and the truth that it’s “tougher on a regular basis to provide you with one thing contemporary” could make his work very difficult.
“That’s the robust facet of the career, however I adore it.”