Here are some of my cartoons from The Scotsman. These political cartoons were drawn between 1987 when I started until 2001 with then a brief return in 2006. The Scotsman’s old offices in North Bridge, Edinburgh were everything you’d imagine a newspaper to be. A labyrinth of smoke-filled offices and corridors with displays of early printing presses leading to an open plan newsroom (open plan for the 18th century that is!). The editor’s oak-paneled offices were decorated with old portraits of past editors and it was interesting to note how these changed in style throughout the years. Yes, all very exciting!
I remember my first published work was of Margaret Thatcher and I eagerly waited outside the dispatch point in East Market Street to get a copy hot off the Press. I trawled through every page quickly, couldn’t find it, then looked again through every page, this time more slowly but still couldn’t find it…spiked so soon? It was actually on the front page and I just didn’t expect that!
If there is a cartoon not listed here that you remember and would like a print of, or to buy the original, then please get in touch.