About Gord

gord and the dogsGordon Bagshaw, is a Canadian comic strip author and freelance illustrator. He is the creator of the entertaining online comic, Dog Laughs, including three Frodo The Sheltie book galleries. Gord has illustrated the 2023 book, Peter Little Wing by Regan H. W. Macaulay, the children’s book Sleep Time For Mammals, which garnered 1 of 3 L.M. Montgomery Literature for Children Awards in 2014. He illustrated the multi-award-winning Libby The Lobivia Jajoiana, which won 2021 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards for Best Illustrations (2nd place). Gordon resides in São Paulo, Brazil, with his lovely wife, where he teaches ESL.

Gordon’s illustration work

Peter Little Wing, written by Regan W. H. Macaulay and illustrated by Gordon Bagshaw

Sleepy Time For Mammals, written by Sarah Elvidge and illustrated by Gordon Bagshaw. Winner of 2014 L.M. Montgomery for Children's Writing. 2nd prize

Libby The Lobivia Jajoiana. 2021 Winner Purple Dragonfly Book Award for Best Illustration Category 2nd place & Honorable Mention for Picture Book 5 and Younger category



11 thoughts on “About Gord

  1. AND, you frogot to say you have a great sister-in-law, who can’t wait to meet Frodo the celeb in person (or in dog?)! Great job on the site, Gord. It’s great!

  2. Hi Gordon, your cartoons made me smile as I had 20 years ago a sheltie named Frodo and I also made cartoons of him to our breed magazine. Not quite as professional as yours, but he just gave me inspirations about his shows, agility, obedience etc. and I had great fun making them 🙂
    HIlppa from Finland

    1. Hi Hilppa,
      thank you so much for sharing your story with me. It’s nice to meet someone who can identify the feeling and experience we have in creating stories about the dogs in our life. I hope you continue to follow and laugh along with my strip. And to know that it’s touching some special memories of your Frodo, well I can’t express enough what that means to me. Thank you. Gord

      1. Thank you for your reply, I will definitely follow the strips as I am one of the editors in GSM.


        P.S. My Frodo was tricolour 🙂 Still quite a coincidence huh?

  3. Your Frodo is like my Duke…. who now has to adjust to a new whippersnapper on the scene. Hating the vacuum cleaner, playing fetch, begging for belly scratches, you summed it all up! I shared your link with our sheltie rescue group here in Wisconsin, USA along with my friends on Facebook.

    1. Fantastic question Sarah and a very big oversight on my part. Since receiving your comment I have add a contact form on this page. If you or anyone wishes to write to me directly, simply fill out the form. Have a great day. Gordon

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