Archive for the ‘sleaze’ Category

New Animation: Straight Talking…

April 9, 2010

I’ve got a new animation on Times Online, in the Election section.
Frighteningly with a readers’ comment section below…
I’m scared of those.
Please be kind, please be kind, please be kind…

From Monday’s Paper: Parliamentary Privilege…

February 7, 2010


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From the Sketchbook: Nigel Griffiths MP…

February 2, 2010

The disgraced MP for Edinburgh South is standing down at the next election. The explanation that it is to “pursue a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” is even more cartoonable than the more common “spend more time with the family.”

Some recent cartoons…

January 7, 2010

I haven’t updated the blog in the Christmas/New Year/First week of January period, so here are some of the most recent cartoons in one batch.
A lot of big busy scenes in the last couple of weeks…


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The Vulgarity!

December 16, 2009

The V&A is showing Gillray prints that were too obscene to print.
Ken Baker has written a good piece on it for The Times, and the Indy is offering a small online preview.
Go see!

Annus Horribilis…

October 29, 2009

I’ve just been sent a copy of Ann Treneman’s latest book, Annus Horribilis – The Worst Year in British Politics.
It’s a collection of her brilliant Parliamentary sketches for The Times from the last year, so that ought to be a good read!

I was lucky enough to do the book jacket for it, and to Gibson Square Publishing’s credit, I was given surprisingly free reins, which made it a pleasure to do.

Below are some pictures of the book and the original design.

Ann Treneman front09
Ann Treneman back 09
Ann Treneman Cover

I’ve mentioned the excellent True Blue – Strange Tales from a Tory Nation before, when was published earlier this year. Here are some pictures of that book too.

True Blue front
True Blue back

Excellent ideas for Christmas, wouldn’t you say?

Regretfully Blears…

June 12, 2009

Good grief.
Hazel Blears on TV talking about her regrets.
She regrets enormously apparently, her rather good “YouTube if you want to” article in the Observer.
She regrets the timing of her resignation, and effectively takes the blame for Labours appalling election results.

It’s unpleasant viewing.
She looks like someone who’s been bullied into submission.
But then again, that’s a rather common look among people who at some stage has crossed Gordon Brown and his crew…

Beau Palm D’Or…

June 11, 2009

Most readers of this blog, all three of you, will probably already have seen Beau Bo D’Or’s brilliantly amusing film on MPs’ expenses, but if you haven’t I suggest you do so straight away.
It’s a fantastic idea – superbly executed.

As flippin’ Hazel flaps away…

June 3, 2009

…here’s one from the archives:

Hazel GIF
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She will be sorely missed by cartoonists across the land…

From Monday’s paper: White Knight…

May 31, 2009

White Knight3
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