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Ralph Steadman talk at Henley Literary Festival

Bohun Gallery is delighted to be sponsoring 'Ralph Steadman & Ceri Levy' at this year's Henley Literary Festival. This is a chance to hear one of the great cartoonists talk about his latest venture and its unlikely beginnings.


Steadman is renowned for his political and social caricatures, cartoons and picture books and probably best known for his Steadman had a long partnership with the American journalist Hunter S. Thompson, drawing pictures for several of his articles and books. As well as writing and illustrating his own books and Thompson's, Steadman has worked with writers including Ted Hughes, Adrian Mitchell and Brian Patten, and also illustrated editions of Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, Animal Farm, the English translation of Flann O'Brien's Gaelic-language classic The Poor Mouth, and most recently, Fahrenheit 451.

Steadman also illustrated Will Self's column in The Independent newspaper. Hal Willner and Johnny Depp's anthology of songs, Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys (2006) contains two contributions from Steadman; he sings lead on "Little Boy Billee", and sings backing vocals on Eliza Carthy's song "Rolling Sea".

He has also drawn covers for numerous music artists, including the Who, Frank Zappa and Ambrosia.

His most recent project began with film-maker Ceri Richards asking Ralph to produce a single piece of art representing an extinct bird for an exhibition. The project evolved and developed and resulted in the duo's latest book 'Nextinction' which takes a look at endangered birds.

The talk will take place on Saturday 3rd October and tickets can be purchased from the Henley Literary Box Office 01491 575948



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