Martin Rowson is a multi-award winning cartoonist, illustrator, writer and poet whose work over the past 35 years has appeared regularly in The Guardian, The Daily Mirror, The Times, The Spectator, The Morning Star, The New Statesman, The Scotsman, The Irish Times, The Erotic Review, The Racing Post, The New European and practically every other publication you can think of, apart from The Sun, who’ve never asked him.
Martin’s many books include comic book adaptations of The Waste Land, Tristram Shandy, Gulliver’s Travels and the Communist Manifesto and “Pastrami-Faced Racist”, his recently published slim volume of ranting verse! In 2017 a Daily Mail editorial about one of his Guardian cartoons described him as “disgusting… deranged… sick… and offensive.”
In addition to being chair of the British Cartoonists’ Association, Rowson is also a trustee of the Cartoon Museum, a former trustee of the British Humanist Association and the People’s Trust for Endangered Species and has served three terms as a vice-president of the Zoological Society of London. He lives in south-east London with his wife. Their children, now grown up, drop by when they’re passing.
ALASTAIR LAURENCE, who is curating this series of talks at the Chapel, is a freelance documentary film maker who lives near Abergavenny.
Chapel bookshop and bar will be open all evening