Chris Madden

I was born in County Durham in 1952, when there was a coal mine at the bottom of my granny’s garden. I now live in London.
I’ve been drawing cartoons since the mid 1970s. Some of my earliest cartoons were on environmental issues, a subject that I’m still tackling today.
My work has appeared in publications such as the Guardian (where I was an editorial illustrator for some years), the Daily Telegraph, Punch, Private Eye, the Spectator, New Statesman and the Critic, amongst others.
I drew a weekly gardening cartoon for the Irish Sunday Independent for about fifteen years.
I spent ten years or so in the 1980s and 90s drawing information graphics for the Press Association, using ludicrously slow Macs of that era to create some of the very first computer generated graphics to appear in UK newspapers.