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: email@example.com or tel: +44 (0)20 7629 3358