John Jensen About John Jensen  
Illustrator  •  Caricaturist  •  Cartoonist
and occasionally, writer

Born 1930, Sydney Australia, the cartoonist son of Jack Gibson, a cartoonist father. Took stepfather’s name in the 40s.

Political cartoonist for London Sunday Telegraph 1961-1979. Regular Punch contributor from 1974, producing illustrations, jokes, sports illustrations and TV caricatures. Theatre caricaturist for Tatler, 1970s, also social cartoonist for Spectator. In a fifty-five year career he has contributed to innumerable magazines and newspapers and illustrated around 70 books.

Originals in the permanent collections of the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford), The Victoria & Albert Museum, The British Museum, The Cartoon Study Centre at the University of Kent at Canterbury; Sammlung Karikaturen & Cartoons, Basel; Muzeum Karykatury, Warsaw; National Museum of Australia, and the Rugby Museum.

A founder member and former Chairman of the British Cartoonists’ Association, and of the Cartoon Art Trust. Also writes and talks cartooning until asked to stop. In 2002 he received a special ‘Grinny’, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nottingham Cartoon Festival.

Is married with one wife, two grown-up children and two grandchildren.



To contact John regarding purchases or commissions:

email: or tel: +44 (0)20 7629 3358



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