My newspaper cartoons
Here are some of my published newspaper cartoons from The Scotsman, The Scottish Daily Express and Business AM. It’s a real privilege being able to comment on daily events through the medium of cartoons. A political cartoonist is part of, yet distinctly distanced from everyone else in a newspaper by the sheer fact that their comment is primarily read visually. Historically, this was really why newspapers used cartoonists in the first place, because most of the population was illiterate. Most editors I have worked with loved cartoons, but some only grudgingly put up with them because they couldn’t easily control and edit them in the same way they could edit copy. This puts cartoonists in a uniquely powerful position; nothing communicates more directly than an image!
Graham High , Pencaitland, 2020