Vic Roschkov fonds [graphic material]
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Fonds comprises original editorial cartoons by Vic Roschkov, dating 1973-1998. Editorial cartoons dating pre-1990 were published in the Edmonton Sun and, therefore, provide more of a western perspective on national issues. Later material was published through syndication in newspapers across Canada. The collection covers primarily the arena of federal politics and leaders which include the governments of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Joe Clark, Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell and Jean Chrétien. Cabinet Ministers and opposition leaders include Ed Broadbent, Pat Carney, Sheila Copps, Marc Lalonde, Bryce Mackassey, Donald Macdonald, Allan MacEachern, Audrey MacLaughlin, Barbara McDougall, Allan Rock, and Doug Young. National issues of note are oil prices, arctic sovereignty, western alienation, wage and price controls, National Energy Program, federal-provincial relations and Constitutional debates, the economy, unemployment, lumber and fishing industries, immigration and foreign affairs, and defence spending.
International concerns include terrorism, the Middle East conflict, repression, space exploration, peacekeeping, and nuclear and environmental issues. A sampling of the foreign leaders caricatured include Yasser Arafat, Leonid Brezhnev, Jimmy Carter, Moammar Qaddafi, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Jaruleski Wojciech.
Provincial leaders of note are Lucien Bouchard, Jean Charest, Mike Harris, René Lévesque, Frank Miller, Jacques Parizeau, Brian Peckford, David Peterson, Bob Rae, Claude Ryan, and Clyde Wells. Issues include election debates, transfer payments, health care cuts, and unemployment.
- Biography/Administrative history:
Roschkov, Vic, 1941- : Vic Roschkov was born in Kiev, in the Ukraine, in 1941 and emigrated to Canada with his family in 1950. His early career included several years as a graphic designer with 3M Canada Inc. His first published caricature was for Time Magazine in 1968. Roschkov began work as an editorial cartoonist for the Windsor Star in the early seventies where he stayed until 1976. He was then hired on as staff cartoonist for the Toronto Star. In 1982, he was the recipient of the National Newspaper Award. From 1984-1989, he cartooned for the Edmonton Sun after which his work appeared through syndication in newspapers across Canada. See accession file.
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