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Late cartoonist's nephew to discuss sketches at Alliston event

Cookstown-area native Walter Ball's drawings were featured in Toronto Star for 50 years
2022-09-26 - MOB 4
The Museum on the Boyne.

Walter Ball was one of Canada’s leading cartoonists for decades in the last century.

Born in Essa Township near Cookstown, he joined the Toronto Star in the 1930s, where his drawings and illustrations could be found for the next 50 years.

He was best known for his comic strip on farm life, Rural Routes, which ran in the Star Weekly magazine for over 12 years in the 1950s and 1960s and was seen every weekend in hundreds of thousands of Canadian homes.

Essa Historical Society and the Simcoe County Historical Society will celebrate Walter’s exceptional tale with the Museum on the Boyne this Saturday.

Get the inside story from Mike Elines, Walter’s nephew, this Saturday.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2024
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Museum on the Boyne, 250 Fletcher Cres., Alliston