Adrian Charles Raeside is the grandson of Sir Charles (Silas) Wright, Physicist and glaciologist on Captain Robert Scott’s 1910 British Antarctic Expedition, and the great nephew of Sir Raymond Priestley and Thomas Griffith Taylor – also members of the Expedition. In 2008, Raeside retraced his grandfather’s journey to Antarctica, revisiting the expedition huts, still standing in a state of perfect preservation. From his voyage and his grandfather’s journals, photographs and letters, which have been held in the family’s private archives for almost a century, Raeside wrote the book Return to Antarctica, revealing a fascinating insider’s account of what really happened on the ill-fated Scott Expedition.
New Zealand-born Adrian Raeside was editorial cartoonist for the Victoria Times Colonist for 36 years, and his editorial cartoons have appeared in over 400 newspapers and magazines worldwide. Raeside is the creator of the popular comic strip The Other Coast, and author of sixteen books. Among them: There Goes the Neighbourhood – An Irreverent History of Canada, The Demented Decade, and Return to Antarctica – along with a TV documentary based on the book.
The passing of his dogs inspired Raeside to write and illustrate The Rainbow Bridge – A Visit to Pet Paradise, a heartwarming tale of a boy and his dog and the special unbreakable bond between them is the book for anyone who has ever loved and lost a pet.
Adrian lives in British Columbia, and is currently ‘between dogs.’ For more on Adrian Raeside, visit his homepage at raesidecartoon.com