Lakin McCarthy

Lakin McCarthy


Martin Rowson

Political Cartoonist, Writer, Broadcaster


Martin Rowson

Martin Rowson is a multi-award-winning cartoonist, writer and broadcaster. His work is published in The Guardian, The Daily Mirror, The Independent on Sunday, The Morning Star and has appeared in more or less every other publication you can think of, apart from The Sun.

He has produced comic book adaptations of T S Eliot's The Waste Land, Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. Other books include, Giving Offence, Fuck: The Human Odyssey and The Dog Allusion: Gods, Pets and How to be Human, an irrational atheist's response to Richard Dawkins. His 2006 memoir Stuff, about clearing out his late parents' house and his own adoption, was nominated for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.

Martin is chair of the British Cartoonists' Association and a former vice-president of the Zoological Society of London.

He is an experienced speaker. His illustrated talks include: Histories of Visual Satire, The Uses of Caricature, Taking and Giving Offence, Gulliver's Travels, Tristram Shandy and William Hogarth, in all of which he guarantees an evening of foul-mouthed, informative fun.


Upcoming Shows

Mar 2018

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Sun 18/03/2018 Martin Rowson Hung Drawn and Quartered IMAGINE Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics, Visit