24th Sep 2016 6:00pm-7:00pm
Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade
Advanced purchase highly recommend - a limited number of tickets will
be available on the door (cash only) first-come-first-served.
All Welcome (doors open at 17.30)
Martin Rowson has been a freelance cartoonist since graduating in 1982. His work has appeared regularly in The Guardian, The Times, The Independent on Sunday, The Daily Mirror, The Spectator and The Morning Star, as well as many other publications. He won the Cartoon Art Trust’s Political Cartoonist of the Year Award in 2000 and 2004, and the Political Cartoon Society’s Cartoon of the Year in 2003 and 2007 and was their Cartoonist of Year in 2010. He’s also won the prestigious Premio Satiri de Forte di Marmi International Satire Award in 2006 and the Paddy Power Political Book Award for Political Humour & Satire for “The Coalition Book” in 2015.
He has written and drawn comic book versions of TS Eliot’s The Waste Land, Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy and Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels” as well as “Snatches”, a novel, and “Stuff”, a memoir about his late parents which was longlisted for the 2007 Samuel Johnson Prize. His other books include “The Dog Allusion: Gods, Pets and How to be Human” and “Fuck: The Human Odyssey”. “The Coalition Book”, a collection of his most scathing cartoons about the last government, was published in September 2014.
In addition to being chairman of the British Cartoonists’ Association, Rowson is also a trustee of the Cartoon Museum, the British Humanist Association, The People’s Trust for Endangered Species and the Powell-Cotton Museum of Natural History, an honorary associate of the National Secular Society and a former Vice-President of the Zoological Society of London. In 2001 Ken Livingstone appointed him London’s first Cartoonist Laureate in exchange for one pint of London Pride per annum. This payment is still six pints in arrears, and despite being apparently reappointed by Boris Johnson, not a single pint has been forthcoming from the now Foreign Secretary.
He lives in South-East London with his wife and, occasionally, their two children, both now in their twenties.
A companion talk by cartoonist Steve Bell will take place on Friday 23 September. Special discount combined tickets (£15/£8.50) for both talks are also available via the link above.
Organised as part of the "Abusing Power: the Visual Politics of Satire" Conference at the University of Brighton. Further information on the conference, including details on registration and the full programme, can be found on the conference event page: http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/research/c21/events/events-calendar2/abusing-power-the-visual-politics-of-satire