Life Drawing

Martin Rowson is a political cartoonist, author and renowned cynic, who sees his work as "visual journalism". His pen has made mincemeat of politics and politicians for many years. Through this series of ink-splattered interviews, he now has the chance to sit down to draw and question the people who have shaped his work and wider life.

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01George Osborne Meets Martin Rowson20171108

George Osborne gets a grilling whilst posing for a portrait by cartoonist Martin Rowson.

Martin Rowson is a political cartoonist, author and renowned cynic, who sees his work as "visual journalism". His pen has made mincemeat of politics and politicians for many years. Through this series of ink-splattered interviews, he now has the chance to sit down to draw and question the people who have shaped his work and wider life.

First up: ex-chancellor George Osborne, who Martin has lampooned mercilessly for the past decade. But did his pictures ever land any punches? And, did Osborne ever care?

In this five part series, Martin also puts pen to paper with political journalist Julia Langdon, illustrator Ralph Steadman, zoologist Sarah Christie and punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

Photographer: Sam Finney.
Producer: Becky Ripley.

01John Cooper Clarke Meets Martin Rowson20171206

John Cooper Clarke recites punk poetry whilst posing for cartoonist Martin Rowson.

Primed with thick-rimmed shades and cursing verse, Dr John Cooper Clarke recites punk poetry whilst posing for cartoonist Martin Rowson.

This is the final sketch in a five part series, where Martin draws and interviews people who have shaped his work and wider life. He also puts pen to paper with ex-Chancellor George Osborne, journalist Julia Langdon, illustrator Ralph Steadman and zoologist Sarah Christie.

Photographer: Sam Finney.
Producer: Becky Ripley.

01Julia Langdon Meets Martin Rowson20171115

Political cartoonist Martin Rowson sits down to draw and interview Julia Langdon.

Political cartoonist and renowned cynic Martin Rowson sits down to draw and interview veteran journalist Julia Langdon, whom he worked with in his early days on newspapers.

This is the second sketch in a five part series, where Martin draws and interviews people who have shaped his work and wider life. He also puts pen to paper with ex-Chancellor George Osborne, illustrator Ralph Steadman, zoologist Sarah Christie and punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

Photographer: Sam Finney.
Producer: Becky Ripley.

01Sarah Christie Meets Martin Rowson20171129

Political cartoonist Martin Rowson heads to the zoo to draw tiger expert Sarah Christie.

Political cartoonist and renowned cynic Martin Rowson is off to the zoo to draw and interview one of Britain's leading tiger experts, Sarah Christie. Martin is a self-confessed zoo enthusiast, and Sarah has had great influence on his work in conservation.

This is the fourth sketch in a five part series, where Martin draws and interviews people who have shaped his work and wider life. He also puts pen to paper with ex-Chancellor George Osborne, journalist Julia Langdon, illustrator Ralph Steadman and punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

Photographer: Sam Finney.
Producer: Becky Ripley.

0101George Osborne Meets Martin Rowson2017082120171108

First up: ex-chancellor George Osborne, who Martin has lampooned mercilessly for the past decade. But did his pictures ever land any punches? And, did Osborne ever care?

In this five part series, Martin also puts pen to paper with political journalist Julia Langdon, illustrator Ralph Steadman, zoologist Sarah Christie and punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

Photographer: Sam Finney.
Producer: Becky Ripley.

George Osborne gets a grilling whilst posing for a portrait by cartoonist Martin Rowson.

First up: ex-chancellor George Osborne, who Martin has lampooned mercilessly for the past decade. But did his pictures ever land any punches? And, did Osborne ever care?

In this five part series, Martin also puts pen to paper with political journalist Julia Langdon, illustrator Ralph Steadman, zoologist Sarah Christie and punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

Photographer: Sam Finney.
Producer: Becky Ripley.

0102Julia Langdon Meets Martin Rowson2017082220171115

Political cartoonist Martin Rowson sits down to draw and interview Julia Langdon.

Political cartoonist and renowned cynic Martin Rowson sits down to draw and interview veteran journalist Julia Langdon, whom he worked with in his early days on newspapers.

This is the second sketch in a five part series, where Martin draws and interviews people who have shaped his work and wider life. He also puts pen to paper with ex-Chancellor George Osborne, illustrator Ralph Steadman, zoologist Sarah Christie and punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

Photographer: Sam Finney.
Producer: Becky Ripley.

0103Ralph Steadman Meets Martin Rowson2017082320171122

Ralph Steadman gets painted over a pint with fellow cartoonist Martin Rowson.

Political cartoonist and renowned cynic Martin Rowson sits down to draw and interview his ink-flecked hero: illustrator and Gonzo journalist Ralph Steadman.

This is the third sketch in a five part series, where Martin draws and interviews people who have shaped his work and wider life. He also puts pen to paper with ex-Chancellor George Osborne, journalist Julia Langdon, zoologist Sarah Christie and punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

Photographer: Sam Finney.
Producer: Becky Ripley.

Ralph Steadman gets painted over a pint with fellow cartoonist Martin Rowson.

Political cartoonist and renowned cynic Martin Rowson sits down to draw and interview his ink-flecked hero: illustrator and Gonzo journalist Ralph Steadman.

This is the third sketch in a five part series, where Martin draws and interviews people who have shaped his work and wider life. He also puts pen to paper with ex-Chancellor George Osborne, journalist Julia Langdon, zoologist Sarah Christie and punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

Photographer: Sam Finney.
Producer: Becky Ripley.

0104Sarah Christie Meets Martin Rowson20170824

Political cartoonist Martin Rowson heads to the zoo to draw tiger expert Sarah Christie.

Political cartoonist and renowned cynic Martin Rowson is off to the zoo to draw and interview one of Britain's leading tiger experts, Sarah Christie. Martin is a self-confessed zoo enthusiast, and Sarah has had great influence on his work in conservation.

This is the fourth sketch in a five part series, where Martin draws and interviews people who have shaped his work and wider life. He also puts pen to paper with ex-Chancellor George Osborne, journalist Julia Langdon, illustrator Ralph Steadman and punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

Photographer: Sam Finney.
Producer: Becky Ripley.

0105 LASTJohn Cooper Clarke Meets Martin Rowson20170825

Primed with thick-rimmed shades and cursing verse, Dr John Cooper Clarke recites punk poetry whilst posing for cartoonist Martin Rowson.

This is the final sketch in a five part series, where Martin draws and interviews people who have shaped his work and wider life. He also puts pen to paper with ex-Chancellor George Osborne, journalist Julia Langdon, illustrator Ralph Steadman and zoologist Sarah Christie.

Produced by Becky Ripley.

John Cooper Clarke recites punk poetry whilst posing for cartoonist Martin Rowson.

Primed with thick-rimmed shades and cursing verse, Dr John Cooper Clarke recites punk poetry whilst posing for cartoonist Martin Rowson.

This is the final sketch in a five part series, where Martin draws and interviews people who have shaped his work and wider life. He also puts pen to paper with ex-Chancellor George Osborne, journalist Julia Langdon, illustrator Ralph Steadman and zoologist Sarah Christie.

Photographer: Sam Finney.
Producer: Becky Ripley.