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Terry Mosher (Aislin)

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Was It Good For You?

It was really good for Aislin!

Was It Good For You? Is a collection of Aislin’s favourites drawn over the last three years. It is his 45th book. He is aiming for fifty. 

Montreal’s infrastructure is crumbling at a faster rate than any city in North America – and there lurks Aislin amongst the thousands of orange construction cones, sketchbook in hand.

Nationalism in Quebec would appear to be going through death throes while Aislin watches, just as he has since the beginning, pencil at the ready.

And bully Stephen Harper finally has his majority, an event that Aislin will be caricaturing keenly, even after over forty years of watching Canadian Prime Ministers come and go.

And then there are those rare quiet days in Canada when Aislin has a world full of events beyond our borders to draw upon.

Was It Good For You? Is a collection of Aislin’s favourites drawn over the last three years. It is his 45th book. He is aiming for 50. 

Foreword by Rick Mercer.



About Terry Mosher (Aislin)


Aislin (Terry Mosher), one of Canada’s most beloved and prolific cartoonists, was inducted in the Canadian Cartoonists’ Hall of Fame in May 2012.

This year marks his 70th birthday and his 40th year publishing acerbic and often hilarious cartoons in the Montreal Gazette. He has won two National Newspaper Awards and five individual prizes from the international Salon of Caricature.

Mosher is a member of the Canadian News Hall of Fame and an Officer of the Order of Canada, and he holds an honorary Doctor of Letters from McGill University. 

Was It Good For You? is his 45th book. He’s aiming for 50. 

For more information, visit http://www.aislin.com

“The name Aislin is derived from a Gaelic word meaning ‘dream’, but to many of the more dubious members of Canada’s political class, Aislin is something more of a nightmare.  It’s a name that has become synonymous with biting political satire and razor-sharp wit.  But more importantly he is Canada’s most celebrated shit disturber. — Rick Mercer, from the Foreword to Was It Good For You?





Fun event at the Westmount Public Library on Wednesday, February 6th, with Gazette cartoonists Terry Mosher and Pascal Élie. Capacity crowd!

Terry Mosher, Pascal Élie [Photo: Linda Leith]
Downloadable image of Terry Mosher here.

Stop by to meet Terry Mosher (Aislin) Thursday, January 31st, 2.45 p.m., at the Literary Press Group, booth 332, OLA. And -- great news for readers of CFN & Seaway, who have a new cartoonist! He's everywhere! Here's Terry on yahoo.com, as well.

Terry Mosher's Was It Good For You? in Montreal and Toronto
The Montreal launch of Was It Good For You? takes place September 28th, 5 - 7 p.m., at Paragraphe.

The Montreal launch of Was It Good For You? Friday, September 28th, 5 - 7 p.m., at Paragraphe Books, Montreal. See the video here.
Was It Good For You? is on sale here now.

Aislin in conversation with Rick Mercer 

Celebrated Canadian cartoonist Aislin (aka Terry Mosher) joins CBC’s Rick Mercer for a humorous and insightful discussion on the state of the nation, which is also chronicled in Was It Good For You? With Geoff Pevere. October 18th, 7 p.m., drinks and cash bar 6 p.m. Star Talks, Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library. Admission is free, but tickets are needed; reserve yours online September 20th, 10 a.mThey'll go fast.
September 20th update: Tickets had all been booked one hour after they became available!

Video from Toronto Public Library event, Oct. 18, 2012 hereWas It Good For You? is on sale here now.

And Terry will be hosting one of this Fall's Books & Breakfast as well as appearing himself:

Terry Mosher -- Giant of the North 

CBC TV's The NationalCBC News, and Home Run were among the media covering the induction of the great Canadian cartoonist -- and LLP author -- Terry Mosher (Aislin)'s induction into Giants of the North Canadian Cartoonists' Hall of Fame.

Photographs of the May 5th event in The Gazette show Aislin on stage with Toronto journalist and author Rick Salutin, who has just published Keeping the Public in Public Education (LLP). A great duo!

Terry Mosher (Aislin). Photo: Mary Hughson

May 4 2012: Tweet from @MargaretAtwood: Cartoonist Terry Mosher (Aislin) inducted into Hall of Fame <http://www.lindaleith.com/pages/about> AND has a new book coming out! Love his work! Classic!

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