Alan King was an artist and writer living in Toronto, Canada. For many years he was a syndicated editorial cartoonist for the Ottawa Citizen daily newspaper. His illustrations have appeared in many publications including Time, Maclean’s and Reader’s Digest. He is survived by his two children, Christopher and Chloe, to whom "If I had a Nightingale" book is dedicated. He wrote a number of the poems in this book for them when they were little.
Alan's "King of Cartoons" book is 121 pages of his cartoons, friend's stories and historical context. The book was created by friends and former colleagues at the Ottawa Citizen newspaper.
Any profits from these two books will go to three of Alan's favorite charities, Amnesty International, Global Giving (Africa and India) and World Wildlife Fund Canada.