In more than 40 years with The Vancouver Sun, editorial cartoonist Roy Peterson won more National Newspaper Awards than any other Canadian journalist. Behind all that success, friends remember a low-key man with a wry sense of humour who was a willing mentor to many younger cartoonists.
“He didn’t try to teach them the art of cartooning,” said longtime friend and former Sun colleague Jack Lee. “He mostly concentrated with them in trying to broaden their thought patterns so they would come up some something different from the ordinary facts.
“That’s what makes a good cartoon.”
I met him only once, but have admired his artwork for years.