You Might Be From Newfoundland and Labrador is a delightful, illustrated romp through this one-of-a kind place. From one of the most celebrated cartoonists in the country, Michael de Adder delivers his unique take on Canada’s most unique province, tickling the funny bone on every page. As de Adder proves, this is a province that is proud of who it is and likes nothing better than a good laugh.
About the authors
Michael de Adder was born in Moncton, New Brunswick. He studied art at Mount Allison University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing and painting. After freelancing for a few years, he landed his first full-time cartooning job at the Halifax Daily News. After the Daily News folded in 2008, de Adder became the full-time cartooonist at New Brunswick News. He now freelances for the Halifax Chronicle Herald, the Toronto Star, and the Ottawa Hill Times. His work is syndicated throughout North America by Artizans.com. de Adder reaches millions of readers per week, making him one of the most read cartoonists in Canada.
From Prime Ministers and Premiers to movie stars and celebrities, Mark Critch proves that everyone has a funny side. 22 Minutes anchor and roving reporter, Mark is one of the hardest working comedians in show business, winning multiple awards for both writing and performance. Hitting the road every week, Mark brings the powerful and famous down to earth and into your living room.
In addition to 13 years starring on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Mark has appeared in CBC's Winnipeg Comedy Festival, is the host of CBC’s Halifax Comedy Festival and has written for and appeared in CBC's world-renowned Just for Laughs series.
“Nothing can compare to the rich and unique cultural heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador. From our dialect to our traditions to our weather, Mike has captured the essence of what it is to be from our province. Distinct, resilient and unapologetically proud of who we are and where we have come from, this wonderful collection will be sure to capture the hearts of all who read it.” — Danny Williams, former Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
“Not only is Michael de Adder one of the top visual satirists in Canada, he is also one of the smartest. Here, he successfully tiptoes the fine line between laughing with the colourful character (and characters) of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, and laughing at them. With good reason. We know where he lives.” — Dawn Chafe, editor of Atlantic Busines