Roy Peterson passed away in September of this year. He was an amazing talent. The Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists has posted a remembrance of his life and work.
By the end of his career, Peterson had won seven National Newspaper Awards, produced several books, co-founded the ACEC and was one of only two Canadian presidents of its American counterpart. He was invested into the Order of Canada in 2004. His cartoons were detailed, shrewd and insightful?a byproduct of careful observation of people and events. Former Sun columnist and editor Trevor Lautens wrote, ?Roy had an uncanny eye for the telling facial characteristic, whether the smirk, the petulance, the arrogance, the unthinking vacant look, that set him apart as a cartoonist.?