The Carless Cartoon Collection:
Not Bad for an Old Bastard
Roy Carless and Kerry J. Schooley
This book is long overdue. A great collection of work by a truly unsung working-class hero. Labour publications have depended on Roy Carless’ art and humour for decades. He is one of Canada’s funniest and most creative champions of workers’ rights.
~ Wayne Samuelson, President, Ontario Federation of Labour
Roy Carless’ cartoons hit their mark every time. Bosses, politicians, or anybody who thought they were “high and mighty” felt the sting of his pencil. Justice is his issue, and laughter is his weapon.
A collection of the work of Roy Carless is a major event. Working people across Canada are in his debt.
~ Bob Mackenzie, MPP for Hamilton East, 1975-1995, Ontario Minister of Labour, 1990-1994
So many of the cartoons in this collection are timeless – relevant, satirical and funny. What more could a cartoonist be? Roy Carless is a master of the caricature and has given us the gift of a humorous perspective on important issues over so many decades. His witty contribution to the culture of labour and working people is considerable.
~ Ken Neumann, National Director, United Steelworkers
Roi paints a very accurate picture summarizing his interesting and colourful career. He surely was King of his hill. Duncan Macpherson and I were always proud of the way he took the bull by the horns in the face of adversity.
~ Blaine, fellow artist and award-winning editorial cartoonist