Fonds 2022.011 - Bob & Evelyn Kain Fonds

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CA ON00349 2022.011


Bob & Evelyn Kain Fonds


  • 1997 - 2010 (Creation)

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109 magazines
4 books

1 photograph

78 drawings

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Biographical history

Robert (Bob) Kain, born 1932, worked as a cartoonist, and illustrator in Toronto. He studied at the Ontario College of Art and the School of Visual Arts in New York. In Toronto, Kain lead Videoart, a commercial art studio. After retiring from advertising, he became an illustrator for Chirp, a children’s magazine, designing their mascot. Bob died in 2021.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of material related to Chirp Magazine, including published magazines, books, and original drawings.

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Media Commons does not own copyright of collection materials. Consult rights holder for reproduction(s).

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  • English

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University of Toronto Media Commons Archives

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created September 22, 2023 by Andrew Edmonds.




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