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Longtime Buzzer cartoonist is part of local art show

A cartoon Bob Banks drew for the March 2, 1962 Buzzer.

A cartoon Bob Banks drew for the March 2, 1962 Buzzer.

Just in case you’re interested, Bob Banks, who drew cartoons for the Buzzer from 1954-1976, is currently part of an art show at Heaventree Gallery. The show is called “Art that Barks” and includes art from 15 local artists about the care and welfare of animals. I’m told that Bob has two prints in the show, and they are of his animal paintings. (He does lots of art besides cartooning!) And the name you should look for at the gallery is Robert Banks, not Bob Banks as we all know him.

If you’re curious for a bit more on Bob, I interviewed him in the Buzzer’s 92nd anniversary issue. He’s now 85 years old and still drawing professionally, and simply a wonderful guy with a great sense of humour.

The details on the art show:

“Art that Barks” – open until November 29
Heaventree Gallery
661 E 15th Ave (here’s a Google map)
Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 12-6pm

Thank you to the customer who emailed this in via Customer Relations!

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