The Forbidden Planet Blog reports that Gerald Scarfe has been awarded a CBE. Scarfe is probably one of my biggest influences, even if my style is nothing like his. I remember seeing one of his cartoons of Nixon wiping his arse with the Stars and Stripes when I was about 15 and being absolutely stunned by how perfectly he’d distilled his disgust into cartoon that surely harmed Nixon’s image in the public eye. Scarfe remains one of the greatest caricaturists in the world.
pic: St. Paul’s Gallery