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Very rare to find old paintings by then a comber boy, Gary Pearson.
Not sure about real value but asking $1000 obo. They are oil on masonite, large unframed. Larger size is 30 inches or so.
Gary Pearson is a Canadian book writer, comedian, and television writer producer. He grew up in the southwestern Ontario village of Comber. Taking an early interest in politics and art, he began to do editorial cartoons for the nearby weekly newspaper The Tilbury Times.
He attended Sheridan College's illustration course, then later the cartooning and graphic story course. He got work in the public Canadian Broadcasting Corporation animation department and became one of its mainstays. He animated segments for Mr. Dressup.
In the late 1980s, he got involved with the improv comedy troupe Dangerous Poultry through the group Theatresports Toronto, then with The Chumps Without a Net, who had a weekly radio show on CBC Radio. He was part of The Second City for a time and was a widely recognized face from dozens of TV commercials and television shows in the 1990s. He appeared on such TV comedies as The Newsroom, The Kids in the Hall and SketchCom, all on CBC, and the drama E.N.G. on CTV.
He scripted multiple CBC Radio programs such as Muckraker, which he created. Eventually he joined the Los Angeles staff of MAD TV, where he contributed writing to 25 episodes of the hit Fox program. He returned to Canada to write for five seasons of This Hour Has 22 Minutes and the hit CTV sitcom Corner Gas. In 2009 he became the head writer and executive producer of That's So Weird, a youth comedy for YTV. In 2009 and 2010 he also wrote for The Ron James Show, a comedy for CBC.
Pearson has won a Canadian Comedy Award and a Writer's Guild of Canada award for writing on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and has five additional award nominations including for Canada's Gemini Awards. In 2014 he won a Canadian Screen Award for his work on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Along with Dan Redican, he is a cocreator of the sketch comedy series Sunnyside, which premiered in 2015.
A 2014 article on Gary Pearson
Oakville resident Gary Pearson is putting a comedic twist on a literary night.
He’s bringing together improv, sketch and TV comedians for Comics Reading Books at the Moonshine Café in Oakville this Thursday to read from their published or unpublished works.
Pearson, who has written for shows that include Corner Gas, MadTV, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Ron James Show and That’s So Weird, will be introducing his own new satiric comedy novel, Me and the Crack Mayor.
He told the Oakville Beaver the piece of fiction was inspired by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who has been making headline after headline over the last year.
Pearson, who has lived in Oakville for 13 years and is the winner of the Writer’s Guild of Canada Award, The Canadian Comedy Award and the Canadian Screen Award, describes how he was trying to write a science fiction novel last fall, but kept being distracted by all of Ford’s antics.
“I kept feeling like I was interrupted by the Rob Ford story and at every turn there was a new development, a new tape or he would say something outrageous or he’d be caught doing something outrageous and I couldn’t concentrate on anything, so I decided to write a take on that and just imagine what it would be like to work for a person like him,” he said.
The result is a story about a young speech writer working for an outrageous mayor, he describes.
Pearson, who also published a romantic comedy book last year called Slapshot of Love, adds it’s meant to be humorous, but also tragic as well.
Other comedians who’ll be taking the stage during Comics Reading Books include Geri Hall who has appeared on This Hour has 22 Minutes, Duncan Mackenzie, who wrote for History Bites, Deborah Kimmett, a Second City veteran and Christian Potenza, who starred in the Canadian animated reality television series Total Drama.
Pearson said he hopes the audience will enjoy what he thinks will be a unique opportunity.