As a child, Ron always wanted to be a mountie (as in “Royal Canadian Mounted Police”) but when he discovered that they didn’t get to ride horses all the time and didn’t get to wear those nifty red coats every day (red being his favorite color as a child) he decided that the next best thing was being a cartoonist.
Over the years, Ron has been involved in greeting card design, logo design, animation, newspaper editorial cartooning, book illustration and a plethora (that’s a great word that you just can’t slide into every conversation) of related projects.
As a sidebar you might be interested to know that Ron was also the co-creator of the comic book hero, Captain Canuck. Captain Canuck.
Ron discovered the internet in early 1996 and decided that it was time to put away his crayons and see if he couldn’t put his talents to work digitally. Good cartoon clip art on the net was sorely lacking and that became his focus. Ron also wanted to give his subscribers an opportunity to offer input into the kinds of images they need. Most sites just give you a large selection of images and you can only hope you’ll eventually find the right one. Toonaday was to be different because it was to be subscriber driven. And so subscribers could request particular images to suit their needs.
And talking about subscriber input, Toonaday originally only offered eps files for the MAC. (Ron got some bad advice in the beginning) At the request of subscribers and other visitors to the site, that has grown to include eps, png, jpg and wmf formats as well as gif for both Mac and Windows users.
Over fifteen years and almost 6000 toons later, Toonaday is still going strong with no end in sight.