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Rural Roots: A Hilarious Cartoon Series from the Pages of <em>Our Canada</em>

We’re sure that you’ll get a chuckle from “Rural Roots,” a tribute to the great outdoors by Ontario-based Jack Lown, who spent his early career working as an artist in an animation studio.

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Rural roots cartoonIllustration: Jack Lown
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Rural roots cartoonIllustration: Jack Lown

Network’s Down

Attention cellular service providers: no Wi-Fi affects more than humans.

Meet the woman who’s visited every province in Canada—plus the arctic and antarctic!

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Rural roots cartoonIllustration: Jack Lown

Walking Group

It’s well-known that Canadian squirrels enjoy a rich social life.

Check out 9 Animals You Can Find in Prince Albert National Park.

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Rural roots cartoonIllustration: Jack Lown

Lose the Pine Cones

You know how bears love chocolate? Well, that applies to moose, too!

These attractions in the Pacific Northwest prove there really is no place like home.

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Rural roots cartoonIllustration: Jack Lown

Flying Squirrel

Remember, folks: safety not guaranteed.

These 10 photos from our readers will make you laugh instantly!

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Rural roots cartoonIllustration: Jack Lown

Canadian Pride

Where were you on the 150th birthday of Canada?

Here are 13 often-overlooked reasons it’s awesome to live in Canada.

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Rural roots cartoonIllustration: Jack Lown

One-Stop Shopping

In order of importance: honey, bread… then everything else.

Check out 13 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know Were Made in Canada!

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Rural roots cartoonIllustration: Jack Lown

Irish Poutine

No matter how much fun you had on St. Paddy’s Day, these two definitely had you beat.

From coast to coast, here’s each Canadian province’s signature hangover cure.

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Rural roots cartoonIllustration: Jack Lown

Building a Fire

The odd couple for the Canadian wilderness.

These 10 shots will (almost) make you miss the Canadian winter!

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Rural roots cartoonIllustration: Jack Lown

No Cashews Allowed

Always ask squirrels about their dietary restrictions.

Plus: 5 Shots That Capture Canada From a Different Perspective

Originally Published in Our Canada