AISLIN, the name of Terry Mosher’s eldest daughter, is the nom de plume he has used for over thirty years as the editorial page cartoonist for Montreal’s English-language newspaper, The Gazette.
Terry Mosher has had a long association with The Old Brewery Mission, Montreal’s largest shelter for the homeless, and in 2001 was appointed to the institution’s Board of Directors. In recognition both of his charitable work and his contribution to the world of political cartooning, Mosher was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in May 2003.
dTo date, more than 40 Aislin books have been published. Recent collections have included: Oh, Oh!, covering the momentous period between September 11, 2001 and the June 2004 Canadian federal election. His most recent current events book is Aislin’s Shenanigans! Inside, you’ll find cartoons covering the transition from Bush to Obama, the ongoing travails of the Harper minority government in Ottawa, Jean Charest’s clinging to power in Quebec, and – perhaps best of all – a cartoon chronicle of street life in Montreal.
Over the course of his career, Terry Mosher has frequently appeared as a commentator on many of Canada’s major television and radio programs. He is also a regular speaker on the topics of humour, history and the importance of cartooning as a communications tool, having appeared at national conferences such as Idea City, The Banff Festival for The Arts, Montreal’s Canadian Club and numerous writers’ festivals. Mosher’s presentations, always informative and entertaining, cover a wide range of topics such as the role of humour in society, the history of political cartooning in Canada and caricature as a communications tool.