illustration from The Moon
Courtesy, Toronto Public Library
In 1902 Jefferys found work drawing cartoons for the
Toronto-based satirical magazine, The Moon.
Although short-lived, this publication was designed to
compete with the American and British media for the
attention of the Canadian public. Like much of Jefferys
work, his contributions to The Moon tended to be
about forming an independent Canadian identity, despite
the countryís strong colonial ties to Great Britain and
the increasing economic power and political influence of
the United States.