Perched in a London office overlooking the Thames, Peter Brookes has just hours to turn headline news into hard-hitting cartoons for
The Times, skewering vain, inane and insane politicians with meticulous craft
At around 9am on any given weekday Peter Brookes sits down at his drawing board in the new headquarters of The Times overlooking London Bridge, near the foot of the Shard. A £14 version of Damien Hirst’s For the Love of God, a diamond-encrusted skull, sits on his desk. He opens a can of Diet Coke, one of the many kept in his small fridge, and starts reading the news.
Brookes roughs out Tony Blair in pencil, pictured playing a supporting role in British PM David Cameron’s Libyan problem.
Top: The statue in the Lincoln Memorial, does duty here, brilliantly, for the USA’s troubled relationship with firearms.
Martin Colyer, freelance art director, writer, London
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