Randy Duncan grew up on a farm near Ormstown, Quebec. As any young Canadian boy who lived with six months of ice, snow, and the Montreal Canadiens, he became an avid hockey fan from a very young age. When his parents weren't driving him to minor league hockey games he was playing hockey on the iced-over fields and creeks, or watching Les Habitants work their magic on the television screen.
Duncan also loved to draw. He discovered at a young age that drawing big heads on small bodies was quite humorous. He often drew caricatures in class and his grades sometimes reflected this. He later went on to study Fine Arts at Champlain College and graphic design at Concordia University. Duncan's first published cartoons were of his Cegep hockey team, which appeared in the pages of his school newspaper.
Out in the real world Duncan attempted to create editorial cartoons for a French newspaper, but being a unilingual Anglophone he found most of his cartoons stripped bare of their words. He's since had his caricatures published across the country in newspapers such as the Montreal Gazette, the Winnipeg Free Press, the Edmonton Sun, and the Ottawa Citizen. Ultimately it was these cartoons that provided inspiration for the recently released book of hockey caricatures, He Shoots ... He Skewers!
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