Gerald Scarfe
English cartoonist, illustrator, animator
Gerald Scarfe
Gerald Anthony Scarfe, CBE, RDI, is an English cartoonist and illustrator. He has worked as editorial cartoonist for The Sunday Times and illustrator for The New Yorker. His other work includes graphics for rock group Pink Floyd, particularly on the The Wall album (1979), film (1982), and tour. Scarfe was the production designer on the Disney animated feature, Hercules (1997). He is married to Jane Asher, whom he met in 1971 and married in 1981.
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Mother/Son Tween Travel to London
Huffington Post - over 1 year
My son, Seth, 12, has developed a fascination with all things British. I'm not quite sure where this ardent interest came from, but we used it as impetus to plan a family trip this past August. My husband was unable to take the time off from work, so it became a mommy and me overseas adventure... our first together. I had been to London twice before... the first time ironically on a singles trip where I met my husband. So, this felt somewhat like coming full circle... my now traveling there with my son. I did not use a travel agent or book a package. I've become quite good at online research and spent considerable time poking around the web, in particular to find some off-the-beaten track experiences we might pursue. As walkable as sections of London are, some of the destinations are quite spread out. We became adept at taking the Underground, which was impressive... speedy, clean and easy to navigate. Some of the tube escalators are the deepest I've ever seen, and they ...
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Matt Jones pays homage to Ronald Searle
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
'Searle in America': Homage paid to British cartoonist Countless Americans probably have seen the work of British cartoonist Ronald Searle without realizing it. People often confused it with that of prominent younger contemporaries Ralph Steadman and Gerald Scarfe, who salute Searle's influence. Famous for wild-eyed drawings of cats, Searle (1920-2011) drew numerous illustrations for American periodicals, from TV Guide to the New Yorker. Many things in those books were based on his experience as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II. [...] to me, he couldn't have been more of an old-school gentleman, very hospitable, very generous, full of stories.
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Sunday Times acting editor to meet Jewish leaders over Netanyahu cartoon (Lisa O'Carroll/Guardian)
Mediagazer - about 4 years
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian: Sunday Times acting editor to meet Jewish leaders over Netanyahu cartoon  —  Martin Ivens expected to apologise to Board of the Deputies of British Jews over Gerald Scarfe cartoon  —  The acting editor of the Sunday Times is expected to apologise personally to the Board of the Deputies …
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Jewish Leaders Condemn Bibi Cartoon
Huffington Post - about 4 years
LONDON — Media baron Rupert Murdoch has apologized for a Sunday Times cartoon depicting Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall using blood-red mortar, an image Jewish leaders said was reminiscent of anti-Semitic propaganda. The political cartoon, which was published on Holocaust Memorial Day, shows Netanyahu wielding a long, sharp trowel and depicts agonized Palestinians bricked into the wall's structure. It was meant as a comment on recent elections in which Netanyahu's ticket narrowly won the most seats in the Israeli parliament. "Will cementing the peace continue?" the caption read, a reference both to the stalled peace process and Israel's separation barrier, a complex of fences and concrete walls which Israel portrays as a defense against suicide bombers but which Palestinians say is a land grab under the guise of security. Murdoch wrote on Twitter that the cartoonist, Gerald Scarfe – a veteran artist who frequently depicts blood in his work – d ...
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Rhythm and Vines to open as normal after truck crash - TVNZ
Google News - about 4 years
3News NZ Rhythm and Vines to open as normal after truck crash TVNZ A 16-wheeler truck carrying musical equipment for the festival verged off the side the cliff on Waioeka Rd, in the Waioeka Gorge, about 33km from Opotiki, at 8.30 this morning. The driver managed to walk away from the crash with police crediting a seatbelt ... Cliff plunge truckie safe and soundStuff.co.nz Rhythm & Vines sound truck crashesNew Zealand Herald Scare for music festivalSunLive Radio New Zealand -Newstalk ZB all 25 news articles »
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El muro de Roger Waters, ladrillo por ladrillo - La Voz del Interior
Google News - over 5 years
... también las marionetas gigantes e hinchables de la madre y el profesor que toman protagonismo al principio del concierto y las secuencias de animación del artista Gerald Scarfe que se proyectan en el muro y la pantalla gigante circular. ... -
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El sexto Monumental de Roger Waters se hará el 16 de marzo - El Tribuno.com.ar
Google News - over 5 years
Durante el concierto se podrá apreciar una megapared de más de 150 metros de ancho que funciona como pantalla gigante, las imágenes originales de Gerald Scarfe, el avión estrellándose, mucha pirotecnia, gigantescos muñecos inflables, cerdos voladores,
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Citroen Perpanjang Kontrak dengan Arsenal - Okezone
Google News - over 5 years
Dan juga proyek yang akan dijalankan ke depannya, yakni mendukung remaja pengidap kanker dengan mengadakan kampanye dan sumbangan sosial dengan menggandeng kartunis Inggris, Gerald Scarfe bersama para penggemarnya di Inggris
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Anuncian cuarta fecha de Roger Waters en Argentina - 180
Google News - over 5 years
Habrá una megapared de más de 150 metros de ancho, que funciona como pantalla gigante y se reproducirán las imágenes originales de Gerald Scarfe, el avión estrellándose, mucha pirotecnia, gigantescos muñecos inflables, cerdos voladores, ... -
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Hubungan Citroen dan Arsenal Berlanjut - KOMPAS.com
Google News - over 5 years
Citroen dan Arsenal juga terlibat menciptakan berbagai proyek, di antaranya mendukung remaja pengidap kanker dengan menggelar kampanye dan sumbangan sosial menggandeng kartunis Inggris, Gerald Scarfe, dengan para penggemarnya
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Arsenal FC Extend Partnership With Citroen - Web Exclusive - Eurotuner
Google News - over 5 years
Citroën has worked with Arsenal on a number of projects during the last three years, creating the Ultimate Fan's Car with cartoonist Gerald Scarfe in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Earlier this year, Citroën worked with radio-control car artist Ian
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Jane Asher joins BBC One's Waterloo Road - Mirror.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Asher, who has three children with cartoonist husband Gerald Scarfe, 75, is staying in Manchester while filming in Rochdale. She is joined on the show by former Silent Witness star Alec Newman, who takes on the job of headmaster
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Is satire dead, or does it just smell funny? - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
... unbridled luxury and, preposterously, a trouser press – the consumer durable once immortalised by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band; an entire cabinet that looks like a Gerald Scarfe caricature of the super-rich and privileged, apart from Vince Cable,
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'Billy Elliot' Thatcher gets cut down to size - San Francisco Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
The inspiration for Maggie came from a cartoon of Margaret Thatcher by Gerald Scarfe. "The first idea was to create a huge ball shaped like Maggie's cartoon head and kick it out into the audience so they could bounce it round above their heads," said
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Ρότζερ Γουότερς: Εχτισε δεσμούς φιλίας με μοναδικές αλήθειες - Nαυτεμπορικη
Google News - over 5 years
Στο σόου πήραν μέρος και ειδικά σχεδιασμένες -από τον Gerald Scarfe- κούκλες, που εκφράζονται λεκτικά περισσότερο απ' ό,τι στην προηγούμενη εκδοχή του Wall, ενώ η παρουσίαση συμπληρώθηκε από εκτεταμένες σε διάρκεια προβολές και άλλα ειδικά εφέ
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Indie & Arthouse films: Global Lens Series, 'Dirty Pretty Things,' and more - OregonLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
A full list of titles had not been released as of press time, but scheduled fare includes "The Hobbit," "Pink Floyd The Wall" (with its bleak Gerald Scarfe-created sequences), "The Dark Crystal," "The Secret of NIMH," various Wallace and Gromit movies,
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Roger Waters announces second Auckland show - 3News NZ
Google News - over 5 years
The Wall is an even bigger production, using all the original Gerald Scarfe cartoon imagery, a crashing aeroplane and the wall itself, which is over 10m high and 70m long. The first show was announced for February 19, but that date has since been moved
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The Wall comes tumbling Downunder - New Zealand Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Consequently, he recruited director Alan Parker and cartoonist Gerald Scarfe - who had worked on the album's artwork - to help bring his vision alive on screen too, with their ground-breaking animated film. He also finally realised his ambition of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gerald Scarfe
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    In its edition of 27 January 2013 (Britain's Holocaust Memorial Day), London's Sunday Times published a cartoon by Scarfe depicting Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paving a wall with the blood and bodies of Palestinians, captioned "Israeli elections—will cementing peace continue?" The cartoon's timing and content was criticised by groups including the European Jewish Congress and the Board of Deputies of British Jews, with accusations of antisemitism leveled against Scarfe.
    More Details Hide Details Unaware the cartoon would appear on Holocaust Memorial Day, Scarfe argued that the cartoon was clearly aimed specifically at Netanyahu and his policies, and were in response to his election, rather than being related to Holocaust Memorial Day. The newspaper's proprietor, Rupert Murdoch, apologised for the cartoon on Twitter, and acting editor Martin Ivens promised to be more vigilant in future. The cartoon was published in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, where Anshel Pfeffer discusses the cartoon in great detail, giving four reasons why, in his opinion, the cartoon is not antisemitic. Writer Howard Jacobson claimed the cartoon was not antisemitic. British Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, however, condemned the cartoon.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In 2009, he also created a caricature of James May out of Lego which was shown in episode 5 of James May's Toy Stories.
    More Details Hide Details Scarfe and Jane Asher also appeared in the episode.
  • 2003
    In 2003 Scarfe collaborated with the National Portrait Gallery and BBC Four to make caricatures of a number of famous Britons, to depict (along with guest commentary) their heroic and villainous attributes.
    More Details Hide Details Amongst the over 30 portraits he depicted included caricatures of Henry VIII, Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth I, Pete Best, Richard Branson, Adam Smith, William Blake, The Beatles, Agatha Christie and Diana, Princess of Wales.
  • 2002
    He also produced all the costume and scenery designs for the 2002 Christopher Hampson production of The Nutcracker, for the English National Ballet.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    The Royal Mail used Scarfe's artwork for a set of five commemorative postage stamps, issued on 23 April 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Honoring British comedians, the stamps feature Scarfe caricatures of Tommy Cooper, Eric Morecambe, Joyce Grenfell, Les Dawson and Peter Cook. He was invited to create a sculpture for the Millennium Dome, which was entitled "Self Portrait". The Dome's chief executive PY Gerbeau said "it mirrors what we like — and what we don't — about our nation". Scarfe has designed sets for a number of operatic productions, including an adaptation of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. Following a chance meeting at a BBC prom he worked with Peter Hall on his version of Mozart's The Magic Flute, which drew critical acclaim. He is lined up to provide animation for Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell, a stage show featuring Steinman's music. Scarfe designed the sets and costumes for the English National Opera's 1988 production of Orpheus in the Underworld; among the costumes Scarfe designed were those of the characters Orpheus, Eurydice, and the Gods of Mount Olympus.
  • 1997
    Scarfe was approached to work on the 1997 Disney film Hercules by Ron Clements and John Musker, longtime fans who had risen to prominence within Disney following the success of The Little Mermaid.
    More Details Hide Details Scarfe worked as a conceptual character artist, designing almost all of the characters and then supervising the 900 Disney artists charged with adapting his designs for the film.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    In 1982, he worked on the film version of The Wall, although he and Roger Waters fell out with director Alan Parker during the latter stages of editing.
    More Details Hide Details As well as the artwork, Scarfe contributed 15 minutes' worth of elaborate animation to the film, including a sequence depicting the German bombing campaign over England during World War II, set to the song "Goodbye Blue Sky". Some of the animated footage was not original to the film, having been produced for and used in the 1980-81 concert tour, as well as being featured in the 1979 music video for "Another Brick in the Wall: Part 2". Scarfe continued to work with Roger Waters after the latter left Pink Floyd, creating the graphics and animation for Waters' solo album The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking (1984) and its supporting tour. Scarfe was also involved in subsequent theatrical adaptations of The Wall, including The Wall Concert in Berlin (1990), and Waters' worldwide The Wall Live (2010-2013) tour, where his animations were projected on a vast scale. Scarfe's collaboration with Waters was marked in 2008 by the release of a signed limited-edition eight-print series, "Scarfe on the Wall", which contained a monograph book with an extended new interview with Scarfe and was signed by Roger Waters. Early editions of "Scarfe on The Wall" (by date of pre-order, not issue number) came with an additional print giving a total of nine in the set - making these the rarest and most valuable sets. In 2010, Scarfe's book The Making of Pink Floyd: The Wall was published, detailing the artist's work with Pink Floyd and Roger Waters from 1974-2010.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Scarfe also drew the illustrations for their 1979 album The Wall and provided animation for the subsequent 1980-1981 concert tour in support of that album.
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  • 1977
    Scarfe later produced a set of animated short clips used on the 1977 In The Flesh tour, including a full-length music video for the song Welcome to the Machine.
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  • 1971
    He is married to actress Jane Asher, whom he met in 1971. The couple wed in 1981 and have a daughter and two sons.
    More Details Hide Details Scarfe was born in St John's Wood, London, and was severely asthmatic as a child. He spent many of his early years bed-ridden, and drawing became a means of entertainment as well as a creative outlet. It has been speculated that the grotesque and diseased images that often characterise his work are a result of these experiences. He has himself stated that the irreverence apparent in much of his work can be traced back to "dodgy treatments" and a reliance on what he feels were incompetent doctors. He moved to Hampstead at the age of 14, being influenced by the work of Ronald Searle. He went to Saint Martin's School of Art (now part of the University of the Arts London) in Holborn, London. He also went to the London College of Printing and East Ham Technical College (became Newham College of Further Education).
  • OTHER
  • 1964
    The Sunday Times magazine assigned Scarfe to cover the 1964 US Presidential election.
    More Details Hide Details He continued to work for The Sunday Times for two years, also producing several cover illustrations for Time magazine. In the mid-1960s he took a job at the Daily Mail following a Dutch auction for his services with the Daily Express. His decision to work for the Daily Mail led to his estrangement from fellow cartoonist Ralph Steadman, alongside whom he had studied art at East Ham Technical College. Soon after, Steadman was commissioned to illustrate Scarfe and "produced an image that was half saint and half Superman, but with a disconnected heart". Scarfe spent only one year working for the Daily Mail, during which time he was sent to provide illustrations from the Vietnam War. Scarfe was approached to work with Pink Floyd after Roger Waters and Nick Mason both saw his animated BBC film A Long Drawn Out Trip. Pink Floyd's 1974 programme for their tour in the UK and US, in the form of a comic, included a centre-spread caricature of the band.
  • 1960
    Beginning in 1960, he produced illustrations for Punch, The Evening Standard and The Daily Sketch.
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  • 1936
    Born on June 1, 1936.
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