AISLIN is the pen name used by Terry Mosher who has worked for fifty years as a cartoonist in Montreal, mostly for the newspaper, The Gazette. To date, forty-eight Aislin books have been published. His latest collection of cartoons will be published in March: FROM TRUDEAU TO TRUDEAU: FIFTY YEARS OF AISLIN CARTOONS with an introduction by Bob Rae.
Mosher has served as a judge in International cartoon competitions most recently in Portugal, Turkey, China, Australia Cuba, and South Korea.
Filmmaker John Curtin won the Canadian Gemini Award for best biography of 2007 for his Life and Times documentary on Terry Mosher entitled DANGEROUS WHEN PROVOKED. Mosher was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in May 2003. In May of 2007 Terry received an honorary Doctor of Letters from McGill University. In 2012 he was inducted into the Canadian Cartoonist’s Hall of Fame as part of the 8th Annual Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning. In April of 2015, Terry, along with fellow cartoonist Serge Chapleau of La Presse, received the coveted Hyman Solomon Award for excellence in public policy journalism. From April 7th to August 13th, 2017, Montreal’s McCord Museum will host a retrospective of Aislin’s 50 years of work. A similar exhibition will be held in Toronto from June 7th to June 16th at Zoomerplex and at Idea City through the sponsorship of Moses Znaimer and Jack Rabinovitch. The exhibition will then move on to the Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery from October 12th to the 29th.