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Gary Barker political cartoons and business illustrations

Editorial Cartoons

Gary has been creating editorial cartoons professionally since 2007, when he became BBC Politics Show cartoonist. Examples of his work have been included in several lists and publications judged the best of cartoons 2013, 2014 and 2015. Gary's work has appeared on UK and US tv and in The New European, London Times and many more.

In these days of alleged fake news and spin it can often be left to the cartoonist to cut through all the deliberate obfuscation and doublespeak to present a concise honed version of reality to an understandably bewildered public. Here you will find Gary's cartoons of Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel as well as leading players from the business and media world.

With the newly elected US President Donald Trump inventing terror attacks in Sweden and other locals and UKIP putting false words into the mouths of local constabularies regarding illegal immigrants, the need for such clear and concise cartoon image statements are needed now more than ever and the role of the editorial cartoonist has perhaps never been more important. It is the cartoonists job to hold all politicians and those in positions of power to account, but especially those in government, no matter how tempting it may be to turn our heads to focus elsewhere. Because it is with the government of the day where the immediate power resides and not the opposition

So please click through the political cartoons here that cover many high profile issues of the day, including the NHS, EU, brexit, conflict in the Middle East and fracking. There are also many domestic politicians included - Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon, Jeremy Hunt and Nigel Farage, and there are also many international leaders figuring in included here too, including Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel

Business Illustrations

His illustrations appear regularly in a number of magazines and

Gary was described as an iconic illustrator by Dexigner, the international illustrators’ guide, for his work created for Volvo and he spoke at the British Academy in London in June, on the impact and importance of political cartoons, and how as a cartoonist and illustrator he approaches his work.

Gary's illustrations have appeared weekly in Estates Gazette magazine since 2010 and he also creates regular pieces for a number of other publications. The subject matter of the titles he works for ranges from the property market to higher education and from popular culture to industrial manufacturing. Having applied a wide range of references, including the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the Birth Aphrodite, Gary has often applied a pastiche approach, with nods to great artists including Picasso, Lowrey and Boticelli and also classic cinematic references to help illustrate factors in contemporary issues there are very few areas of business that Gary has not created illustrations for, using his versatile style that allows him to easily modify his approach to suit the needs of each client and individual commission.

Gary welcomes new clients and illustration opportunities and his extensive client list not only reflects his wide experience but also the regard in which he is held as a leading cartoonist and illustrator. So if you would like to contact him, his email address is at the top of this page

Clients of the illustrator include:

HBO - This Week Tonight with John Oliver - The London Times - The Guardian - Yahoo News UK - Town & Country - Volvo - Daily Telegraph - BBC Newsnight - Oxford University Press - Channel 4 News - BBC Politics Show - Estates Gazette - Reader's Digest - Building Magazine - Wisden Cricketer - Montagu Evans - The Green Party - Cabinet Office -  Home Office - Department of Health - BBC News Magazine - Laithwaite's Wines - Mail on Sunday - Stern - Financial Director - Jung PR - Tribune - Institute for Learning - CRN - Freelancing Matters - Accountancy Age - Inside Housing - Daily Star on Sunday - Parliamentary Brief - Newsbase - Courrier International - Pearson Education - Prospect - The Sun - Eulenspiegel - Unterricht Franzosich - Stafford Long - Public Private Partnership - Hunter Design - New Europe - Berlin Metro - Manx Heritage - Global Reinsurance - Gallery Magazine


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Political Cartoons and Illustrations
Lancashire, Fleetwood, UK
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