Tony Husband’s brilliant and funny cartoons are familiar to millions of people in the UK and beyond, thanks to regular appearances in publications like Private Eye, The Times, Punch, Playboy and many others over the last four decades. In that time he’s won numerous major awards, including the Pont Award for depicting the British way of life. Meanwhile, Yobs, which he draws for Private Eye, is one of the best-known comic-strips in Britain. Alongside his day-to-day career as a cartoonist, he’s also used his work to create several books, including two that feature very personal reflections; one about his father’s dementia and the other on his son’s drug use. In this warm and witty interview, hear how Tony worked out that drawing cartoons was going to be his main career, how he kept trying when he faced numerous rejections early on, and why he’s been called the ‘Keith Richards of cartooning’.
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