Graeme MacKay has had an online presence of his cartoons on the Internet since November 1996. The dust from his very first website can be seen in the deep recesses of the Internet Archives.
It wasn’t until 10 years later, in 2006, that the Hamilton Spectator, the newspaper where he has worked as editorial cartoonist since 1997, began posting his cartoons on its website thespec.com.
This domain name of this website was created in 2001, and regular daily updates have happened ever since. Of the several overhauls mackaycartoons.net has undergone this century, the most notable change happened when files were transferred from the previous host, Yahoo.com, to WordPress in 2013.
Several special showcases on this WordPress site include chronologies for former Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina, the late politician Jim Flaherty, Farewell John Baird, Stephen Harper’s Majority years 2011-2015, Justin Trudeau, the Hamilton LRT debate, Hamilton’s stadium timeline, Kathleen Wynne’s minority government. In 2016 he released a series depicting all the Presidents of the USA, which followed a series in 2015 capturing each of the 23 Canadian Prime Ministers.
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Graeme’s position as staff editorial cartoonist at the Hamilton Spectator and an estimated 4500 illustrations have been created in that time. There is an extensive body of work that has been digitized prior to being hired in 1997. To find older cartoons from Graeme’s archives use the Archives drop down on the right column or enter keywords in the search box. Alternatively, visit an extensive archives of his work at Artizans.com using keywords. Feel free to contact Graeme if you can’t find what you’re looking for.