If you look at David Shenton’s website he describes himself as “really old now”. For the past 40 years his cartoons have appeared in many British newspapers, journals, zines, t-shirts, bar room walls and even a gravestone in Highgate Cemetery.
As fresh and funny as when he first started, he says he has grown much sneakier, doing biting satire, sarcasm and politics. He still draws at least one foolish thing each day and has a Facebook page to prove it.
David has quite a cult following around the world, he’s published at least five books, if not six. He’s working and drawing as much as he ever did, but mostly nowadays only choosing to draw things he really wants to.
Meet David, hear about his life and his work, how he made a living from cartooning, the highlights, the disasters, maintaining integrity, recognition and retirement.
A great way to spend a Saturday lunchtime! The talk is free. No need to book but we will have to turn you away if The Forum’s Auditorium is full.
A large mural, created by David for Norwich Pride 2018, is on display in The Forum’s Atrium throughout the Norfolk Makers’ Festival.
It is the backdrop to many drawing, painting and sketching activities, including four zine-making days hosted by David on