MICHAEL DE ADDER is back! Six years and multiple national and regional newspaper awards later, Michael de Adder is back home where he belongs. If you thought you laughed and sighed with recognition in the original, get ready for a rip roaring snorter of a treat with You Might Still Be From Nova Scotia If.... As de Adder proves again, this is a province that is proud of who it is and likes nothing better than a good laugh, especially at itself.
About the author
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.
"Mike de Adder's brushwork is as inviting as that of Maud Lewis's homey and comfy pictorials, and the ideas are as catchy and memorable as anything by Andy Warhol. Mike de Adder's depictions of Bluenose life are so deft, so telling, that you have no choice but to smile, chuckle, shake your head, and then tear up in nostalgic recollection or acknowledgment of, yep, that that's the way things were—and are—if you're still from Nova Scotia." —George Elliott Clarke, seventh Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016 and 2017)
"Cartoonist Michael de Adder may be best known nationally and internationally as a brilliantly witty, spot-on, acerbic social commentator and political balloon-pricker. But in this latest collection, You Might Still Be From Nova Scotia If... Michael shows another, gentler side. He's still brilliantly witty, spot-on, and occasionally acerbic too, but his love for this unique place and our sometimes-quirky ways and wisdoms shines through every page. Recommended for locals and CFAs alike." —Stephen Kimber, Author, Sailors, Slackers and Blind Pigs: Halifax at War