Martin Rowson

Martin Rowson


Martin Rowson is a multi-award winning cartoonist, whose work has appeared regularly over the past 33 years in The Guardian, The Daily Mirror, The Times, The New Statesman, The Spectator, The Morning Star, The Scotsman, The Irish Times, Time Out and many many other publications.

His books include graphic novelisations of T S Eliot’s “The Waste Land”, Laurence Sterne’s “Tristram Shandy” and Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels”. His memoir about clearing out his late parents’ house, “Stuff”, was longlisted for the 2007 Samuel Johnson Prize and his collection cartoons about the last Government, “The Coalition Book” won the Paddy Power Political Book Award for Political Humour & Satire while in 2006 he received the prestigious Premio Satiri de Forte di Marmi International Satire Award. Martin is chairman of the British Cartoonists’ Association, a former vice-president of the Zoological Society of London and in 2001 was appointed Cartoonist Laureate for London by Ken Livingstone in exchange for one pint of London Pride per annum (currently 12 years in arrears). He’s lived in and around Brockley and Ladywell with his wife and their children for over 30 years.


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