Windsor cartoonist Bob Monks dies

Bob Monks History of Windsor by Bob Monks

Windsor cartoonist Bob Monks has died, the Windsor Star reports.

The Star’s Ted Shaw interviewed Monks — who is something of a local legend — last November. Monks wrote Bob Monks History of Windsor, which Shaw describes as “a whimsical look at the events and people who make up his adopted hometown.”

“In the book, Monks puts his personal stamp on Windsor, telling the story as he sees it with the economy and humour of one of his sketches. He writes like he draws.”

The Bay City, Mich. native is something of a local legend. He spent a decade as an editorial cartoonist for The Windsor Star. “That was fun,” Monks told Shaw, “but exhausting. Every day, you had to think about a cartoon.”

Monks moved on to Channel 9, and for four years he hosted a man-about-town series Bob Monks: Inside Out. After that, he freelanced for the nightly news writing humour profiles.