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Adrian Raeside

Adrian Raeside

Born 1957 in Dunedin, New Zealand. At the age of 15 he moved with his parents to England then on to Canada, where he worked at various jobs from loading grain ships in Thunder Bay, to surveying on the West Coast. Editorial cartoonist for the Victoria Times Colonist for 35 years, Raeside's editorial cartoons have appeared in over 400 newspapers and magazines worldwide.

In 1988, Raeside began producing animated editorial cartoons for the CBC Journal, going on to create, direct and produce dozens of animated shows for Turner Broadcasting and Children's Television Workshop - adapting Jim Henson Muppet characters for animation. Raeside left the animation production business in 1992 but is still actively involved, writing scripts for various animated series, including Atomic Betty, The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers,and Kid vs. Kat

Raeside’s The Other Coast comic strip was created in 1992, and picked up by Creators Syndicate in 2000. Featuring Vicky, Toulose, and their two dogs, The Other Coast has a definite environmental/animal slant and is now featured in over 300 newspapers worldwide.

Raeside is the author of fourteen books. Among them: There Goes the Neighbourhood - an Irreverent History of Canada, The Demented Decade, and 5 Twisted Years. He also wrote and illustrated the popular Dennis the Dragon series of children's books - soon to be re-released. 
Return to Antarctica, an account of his grandfather's role in the famous 1910 race to the South Pole, was published by JW Wiley & Sons, fall 2009, along with a TV documentary based on his book, and his journey to Antarctica, retracing his grandfather’s footsteps.

Raeside's two latest books became bestsellers: No Sailing Waits and Other Ferry Tales- 30 years of Raeside BC Ferries Cartoons, was published by Harbour Publishing in May 2012, along with The Rainbow Bridge - A Visit to Pet Paradise. A heartwarming tale of a boy and his dog, and the special unbreakable bond between them. The Rainbow Bridge deals with the loss a pet, and a must-read for anyone who has ever loved and lost a pet.

Adrian Raeside lives in Whistler, BC.

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The Rainbow Bridge - A Visit to Pet Paradise. Harbour, 2012
No Sailing Waits and Other Ferry Tales - 30 Years of BC Ferries Cartoons. Harbour, 2012
Return to Antarctica . JW Wiley, 2009
This is Your First Rock Garden, Isn't It?. Andrews & McMeel, 2005
The Other Coast - Road Rage in Beverly Hills. Andrews & McMeel, 2004
Dennis and the Fantastic Forest. Doubleday, 1997
Dennis and the Big Cleanup. Doubleday, 1995
Dennis the Dragon. Doubleday, 1994
Raeside's Canada. Doubleday, 1994
The Demented Decade. Doubleday, 1993
There Goes the Neighbourhood - An Irreverent History of Canada. Doubleday, 1992
5 Twisted Years. Sono Nis, 1991
Fireside Raeside. Stoddart, 1985
Bedside Raeside. Musson, 1984
Adrian Raeside Takes Off. Wynkyn Press, 1978
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