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Steve Nease is a Canadian editorial and comic strip cartoonist based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. He was raised in Woodbridge, Ontario. His career has spanned over 30 years, many of which were spent as Art Director of the Oakville Beaver. Since 2008 he has worked independently.[1] He is most noted for his award-winning political and editorial cartoons,[2] and his family comic strip, "Pud", based on the lives of the artist and his family.[3][4]

He has also found success as a freelance illustrator, most notably Real Stories from the Rink by Brian MacFarlane.[5]


Nease received recognition for the best editorial cartoon of 2006 from the Suburban Newspaper Association (SNA) of North America in 2006 for his cartoon "Don't Forget the Sunblock".[6]

Another important recognition Nease has received on eight occasions is Ontario Community Newspaper Association Cartoonist of the year, most recently for 2011.[7]

Nease has also been recognized as the Canadian Community Newspapers Association Cartoonist of the year 10 times, most recently in 2009.[8]


  1. "ACEC - Nease". Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  2. "Nease is cartoonist of the year". InsideHalton Article. 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  3. MacBride, Craig (Dec 11, 2004). "Just kidding around; Award-winning cartoonist Steve Nease has been finding humour in family life for two decades". Oakville Beaver. 
  4. "Steve Nease — Visual Arts Brampton". 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  5. "Real Stories from the Rink by Brian McFarlane; illustrated by Steve Nease". Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  6. "SNA 2006 Editorial Contest Winners". Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  7. "Nease is cartoonist of the year". InsideHalton Article. 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  8. "2009 Winners Book". Retrieved 2012-11-08. 

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