Beaver cartoonist was the year’s Portfoolio favourite
by Krissie Rutherford Dec 9, 2005
In a collection of Canada’s best editorial cartoons of 2005, The Oakville Beaver’s cartoonist is tops. Steve Nease has 15 cartoons in Portfoolio 21, The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons – that’s the most of the 42 artists who cracked this year’s edition. “It’s always an honour to be included in the annual best-of collection,” Nease said. “It’s a fairly competitive field and it’s nice to be recognized with peers that I respect and admire.” The 50-year-old Oakville Beaver art director is no stranger to Portfoolio – he’s had cartoons in every edition since 1989. “I’d had as many as 12 before this year,” he said. “To get 15 is a personal best, so I’m very pleased.” Nease says it’s never difficult to come up with ideas for his cartoons, but it was especially easy in 2005.