Roger Law, UK (1994)
Roger Law used to be famous. He masterminded the caricature puppets of Spitting Image, which erupted onto UK television screens in 1984. Law was known in the visual arts world long before Spitting Image. He studied at Cambridge School of Art where he art-directed Granta magazine; moving on to London to draw cartoons in collaboration with Peter Cook. Law worked as an illustrator and caricaturist for The Sunday Times for over a decade. In 1975 he formed a partnership with Peter Fluck – ‘Luck and Flaw’ – and made caricature effi gies for publications worldwide. This work lead directly to Spitting Image. The topical, satirical show ran for twelve years. When it closed, Law did the only decent thing he could do – possibly has ever done – he transported himself to Australia. These days Law divides his time between England, Australia and China and keeps busy making drawings and ceramics, celebrating his new life as a wild colonial ‘old’ boy.