Blaine (cartoonist)

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Blaine (July 7, 1937 – February 5, 2012) was the name used by Canadian political cartoonist Blaine MacDonald.

Blaine was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, and later relocated to Hamilton, Ontario. His work was published in The Hamilton Spectator.[1] He received the National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoon Award for 1969.[2] In 1963 Blaine became the first cartoonist ever to win the now internationally famous Salon of Cartoons, in Montreal.[3] He once presented a pencil sketch of Lindon B. Johnson to him at the White House.

Blaine died in Hamilton on February 5, 2012.[4]


  1. ^ MacDonald, Blaine (1967). The Hamilton Spectator Presents Editorial Cartoons by Blaine. The Hamilton Spectator.
  2. ^ "Editorial Cartoon". National Cartoonist Society. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-12-15. Retrieved 2009-05-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ McNeil, Mark (February 7, 2012). "Longtime Spec cartoonist Blaine dead at 74". Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved February 7, 2012.