Series consists of cartoon strips depicting Ben Wicks characters "Mavis and Bill" and "The Outcasts" by Ben and Vince Wicks. The following drawings are by Ben Wicks: original cartoons for Ben Wick's syndicated cartoons "The Outcasts" for 1979-1994; drawings for the book "101 Uses for the Royal Family"; single drawings for various cartoons from 1981-1994; original drawings executed between 1975-1986 for the Globe and Mail and other national newspapers concerning Canadian federal politics and Canadian society; single-cartoons published in various daily newspapers since 1975; original political cartoon strip drawings for the syndicated strip "The Outcasts," published ca. 1980-1984; cartoon strips of "The Outcasts" done for the Toronto Star, 1980.
The series also contains the following general humour cartoons by Ben Wicks published by Toronto Star Syndicate in both single panel and strip formats. Featured are his characters Mavis and Bill, in the strip style, who discuss economic and political issues as well as the everyday occurrences in a retired couple's life. The single frame works are mostly gag humour focussing both on marital and office life and general political topics.
The series contains original gag cartoons (items 00001-01195) primarily featuring "average" Canadians giving their views on a wide range of topics including politicial issues. The cartoons by Ben Wicks feature people, often elderly, giving their humourous responses to life in the nineties. Health issues, defence questions, the economy, aging, prices, male-female relationships and international disputes are but a few of the topics covered. Politicians featured include Pierre and Margaret Trudeau, Jimmy Carter and various members of his staff, Joe Clark, Robert Stanfield and Anwar Sadat.
Also included are strip cartoons (items 01196-01433) from the syndicated series entitled "The Outcasts" by Ben Wicks. These cartoons are from a strip depicting a desert island with a group of citizens who choose a government leader who offers the best chance of escape. The characters closely resemble Trudeau and Robert Stanfield. The series was intended as a parallel to "Doonesbury".