Welcome to Brad Mackay’s website.* Brad (that’s me) is a Canadian writer and journalist who has been published in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, National Post, The Ottawa Citizen, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, CBC Arts Online, Toronto Life, Quill & Quire, enRoute, NOW and eye magazine, among others.
Rummage around a bit and you’ll find a hand-picked selection of articles I’ve written over the past decade-plus, including pieces on the arts, on culture (high and low – and everything in between) and on comics; my first and in some ways most enduring love.
Gifted/cursed with a creative wanderlust, I’ve written about a fairly wide range of subjects, including: learning to scuba dive in the Arctic, high-stakes Las Vegas pigeon racing, how to sell a hat, how to block a hat, and the state of lawn bowling in Toronto.
I’ve also co-edited and written a book about the late great Canadian cartoonist Doug Wright called The Collected Doug Wright: Canada’s Master Cartoonist, with the great Guelph-based cartoonist Seth. As well, I wrote an introductory essay about Wright for the new book, Nipper 1963-1964, which collects two years worth of prime strips from the master of domestic comedy.