The Guardian Adds Two Op-Ed Cartoonists

The Prince Edward Island Guardian has signed on to present the editorial cartooning works of
Michael de Adder and Bruce MacKinnon beginning February 7, 2019.

The Guardian is adding two of Canada’s top cartoonists and their opinionated snapshots, from lighthearted to biting offerings, to its editorial pages.

Beginning today, Michael de Adder and Bruce MacKinnon will take turns creating a cartoon for the newspaper’s Monday to Friday newspapers.

For years the paper has carried a mix of local and national cartoons, with the national cartoonist based out of Ontario and British Columbia.

The Guardian has an introductory article about the two cartoonists, including interviews with both.


above: Bruce MacKinnon (left) and Michael de Adder (right)


The Guardian is part of the Saltwire Network, a group of Atlantic coast Canadian newspapers created when the (Halifax) Chronicle Herald bought a number of regional newspapers in 2017. Both MacKinnon (as a staffer) and de Adder are regular Chronicle Herald cartoonists. I’m not sure if this is a one-off or part of an effort to expand the cartoonists’ audience to the entire Saltwire Network.

The paper notes that “Guardian graphic artist Wade Babineau will continue to grace the paper’s weekend edition with his editorial cartoons focused exclusively on local, Prince Edward Island issues.”