Adrian Teal


ADRIAN TEAL is an internationally renowned caricaturist, cartoonist, illustrator and writer. He is currently designing caricature puppets for the return of the hugely popular hit 1980s/1990s satirical TV show, Spitting Image. He was also head of 3D celebrity caricature design on the award-winning ITV show Big Heads. He has been a caricature consultant for Framestore and BBC2; and he has produced a cover and written/illustrated historical spreads for the BBC’s QI books. He has illustrated for QI merchandise and marketing material as well as for the TV show itself.
Adrian has been a contestant in the internationally renowned ArtPrize competition in the USA, in which he entered a six-by-eight-foot caricature painting about the history of America’s most famous emblems. His historical articles have appeared in The Lancet, and History Today. His freelance illustration clients have included the band Madness, Mercedes Benz, UBS, the comedy club Jongleurs, and Anglia TV. He has produced illustrations and political cartoons for national and international publications such as The Sunday Telegraph, Penthouse, The Scotsman, The Times, The Guardian, Time Out, The Sun, and The Daily Mail. In addition, he has drawn regular cartoons for History Today and has written about eighteenth-century satire for that magazine.
In relation to his caricature work, Adrian has appeared on several British TV channels such as BBC1, Channel 5, and Sky One. He contributes illustrations and material to Dr Lindsey Fitzharris’s YouTube series Under the Knife, which takes a humorous look at our medical past by combining traditional documentary with CG animation and artwork. He and Lindsey are currently working on Scourge!, an illustrated, non-fiction book for children, to be published by Bloomsbury USA.
Adrian’s fine-art caricature paintings, drawings, and limited edition prints are bought by clients all over the world, and he has 32,000 followers on social media.