Martin Rowson's Mugshots
Astonishing book of caricatures by one of Britain's best-loved political cartoonists 'When I see how some denounce Martin for his ferocity, I know that he is upholding a great tradition.' From the foreword by Michael Foot Celebrated for his acid wit and cruelly accurate eye, Martin Rowson is one of Britain's most barbed cartoonists. This collection of his pen-and-ink portraits of leading political figures (on permanent show at the fabled Gay Hussar restaurant in Soho, traditional watering hole of the Left) casts a whole generation of British political life - Michael Howard, Alastair Campbell, Charles Clarke, Jeremy Paxman, Robin Cook, Ken Livingstone, etc. etc. - in a new and not always flattering light. This is a book of political cartoons unique in its combination of wit and acuity.