October 22, 2009

More About Paul Ullrich

Paul Ullrich was raised in Queens, New York. He graduated from the High School of Art and Design and is an honours graduate of the School of Visual Arts. In 1972 he and his wife Marg moved to Surrey, British Columbia, where he worked as a staff artist at The Surrey-Delta Messenger newspaper and Carolina Publications. He also drew cartoons for The Coquitlam Enterprise, The Richmond Review and The Westender newspapers.

In 1975 they moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where Paul worked in the art department of Bulman Brothers, a printing firm. In 1978 he joined the editorial art staff at The Winnipeg Free Press, working as a graphic designer and illustrator for fourteen years.

Paul contributed illustrations for The Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg Magazine and Report on Farming. He taught a cartooning course at Prairie Theatre Exchange in 1982 and lectured on cartooning at the University of Manitoba's Festival of Language Arts from 1982 to 1984.

From 1982 to 1989 Paul drew a weekly comic strip, Peaches, syndicated by the Copley News Syndicate of San Diego, California. There's more information on Paul's Peaches strip on his fan website.

In 1986 he worked with 'Doonsebury' cartoonist Gary Trudeau for Comic Relief and Hands Across America. Cartoons for these efforts were published in the June 1986 issue of Life magazine and Comic Relief, a book published by Henry Holt.

He contributed Peaches cartoons to the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, Global EdMed Supplies, and Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

For seven years Paul was the editorial cartoonist for four weekly Winnipeg newspapers: The Lance, The Metro, The Times and The Herald. In 1998, he won a Canadian Community Newspaper Association Award for his editorial cartooning.

Lambiek, a comic book shop in Amsterdam, publishes an encyclopedia of comic book and comic strip artists and their work The Lambiek comiclopedia. The Make Cancer History Gala Ball website also has Paul's bio and some of his cartoons.

He has painted ten murals for organizations such as Take Pride Winnipeg, The Canadian Red Cross and The Winnipeg International Air Show.

From 1997 to 2002 Paul was an instructor and lecturer for the 2D and 3D animation courses at The Applied Multimedia Training Centre.

In 1996 he wrote, produced, co-directed and performed in a play The Worst Thing I Ever Did for Popular Theatre Alliance of Manitoba. During the early 80s, Paul had also produced, directed and performed in the Public Access TV programs Comics and Cartoons and Roger Rocket Pilot.

Paul and Marg created and performed in a play spotlighting community problems with The Nor'west Co-op Community Health Centre's theatre group in 2003.

Paul has done model railroading cartoons and written articles for The Lantern, The Fusee, The Canadian, CN Lines, O Gauge Railroading and Trains magazine.

There's more on Paul's article Riding The Hippie Train on this PDF of the contents page of the feb 2006 issue of Trains magazine. There is also a Yahoo! group page that mentioned Paul's article Riding The Hippie Train.

An article about Paul Ullrich, written by Avi Saper, appeared in the May 7, 2009 issue of Canstar's The Times.

Paul was the Editorial Cartoonist for Canstar Community News from August 2011 to January 2013.
He has created his own website where you can view a virtual gallery of his artwork.

Paul Ullrich's three animated cartoons can be found online on
Here are the links to each of them:


  1. Well, Marg. You and Paul are certainly the talented team aren't you? Sounds like you've both had amazing lives and work experiences.

  2. Thanks, Doreen.
    One thing just led to another most of the time.
    Oh, we also have a 30 year old son.
    All it took was about 4 decades :-)