Recent editorial cartoons by Graeme MacKay are available for viewing at the online site of the Hamilton Spectator.

Graeme has drawn thousands of cartoons over his lifetime, most of which have been digitized and available for viewing right here! for free! through  Whether you’re a teacher, a student, or an admirer of satire please feel free to share Graeme’s cartoons, but just be aware of his DOs & DON’Ts.

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The Hamilton Spectator  

2024 Editorial Cartoons

Jan. 30 - Feb 10, 2024

2023 Editorial Cartoons

2022 Editorial Cartoons

2021 Editorial Cartoons

2020 Editorial Cartoons

2019 Editorial Cartoons


Special Galleries

The Hamilton LRT debate 

Hamilton’s stadium timeline 

Kathleen Wynne’s minority government

Ontario Legislature Queen’s Park gallery

Quebec Premier Jacques Parizeau

McGuinty/Wynne cabinet minister Ted McMeekin

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger

Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina

Hamilton Mayor Bob Morrow

Stephen Harper’s Majority years 2011-2015

Hamilton Marijuana Candidate Michael Baldasaro 1945-2016

Harper Finance Minister, and Ontario politician Jim Flaherty

Harper Foreign Minister, and Ontario politician John Baird 

Harper Defence Minister Peter MacKay

Harper cabinet minister Jason Kenney

Harper cabinet minister, and Ontario politician Tony Clement

Conservative Senator Mike Duffy

Leader of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe

Politician, 2006-2015, Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Trudeau Majority Years 

Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer 

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown

Trudeau Finance Minister Bill Morneau

Gallery of Conrad Black cartoons

Graeme Gallery 2019: International

Graeme Gallery 2019: Canada

Graeme Gallery 2019: Doug Ford

The 2019 Federal Election

Year in Review 2018: Donald Trump

Graeme Gallery 2017: Donald Trump

Young Doug Ford

MacKay’s Sci-Fi Gallery

U.S. Election sketches 2016 

As a big fan of cartography, maps have been featured prominently throughout Graeme’s career. Here is a gallery of map cartoons from his portfolio:

Marvellous Maps

There are often summaries written by Graeme after major events, including this one written on the day Barack Obama became the first black President of the United States, and when Donald Trump was inaugurated President in 2017, and when Doug Ford became Premier of Ontario in 2018.

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. Not long after, the Kings and Queens of Great Britain.  Expect more galleries to come in the near future.

2017 marked 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. In the mid 1990s he made many contributions to the Opinion pages of the Chicago Tribune and the Toronto Star. 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 using keywords. Feel free to contact Graeme if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

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

The domain name of this website was created in 2001, and regular daily updates have happened ever since. Of the several overhauls has undergone this century, the most notable change happened when files were transferred from the previous host,, to, in 2013. It was in that same year WordPress became the site’s new platform for editing.  When the website became mired in viral attacks in early 2017, it was determined that Bluehost’s security agent, Sitelock, where data from this website was channelled through for malware attack prevention, was doing quite the opposite. Sitelock’s remedy required a one time fee of $300 or so to fix, or a more affordable, yet still outrageous $74.99/month added security service (read Sitelock’s reviews here). A far better, less costly anti-malware service, may be found in Wordfence which is highly recommended.  In August 2018, Bluehost ceased being this site’s host and SiteGround became the new replacement host service and has provided a worry-free first rate experience for Graeme ever since.

An ancient index of Graeme’s work from the olde site may be found here.