EDWARD MCLACHLAN (Born 1940)

Ed McLachlan

Edward Rolland McLachlan (born 1940)


Ed McLachlan’s cartoons offer a comical but often cutting commentary on modern life. read more...

Ed McLachlan
Edward Rolland McLachlan (born 1940)

Ed McLachlan’s cartoons offer a comical but often cutting commentary on modern life. From his gormless, baggy- suited businessmen to his ungainly bucktoothed women, his undeniably British sense of humour makes him a master of the macabre with an eye for the ridiculous.
In every cleverly observed image, he takes the mundane and delivers the hilariously absurd.


Ed McLachlan was born in Humberstone, Leicestershire, on 22 April 1940, and was educated at Wyggeston Grammar School, Leicester. He studied at the Leicester College of Art (1956-59), returning to become a lecturer in graphics between 1967 and 1970. McLachlan began his career as a cartoonist as a regular contributor to
Punch in 1961, after he sent them a scrapbook of his cartoons. After going freelance in 1965, he began drawing a series of political cartoons entitled ‘McLachlan’s Views’ in 1966, which ran in the Sunday Mirror until 1970. In 1967, he also began contributing to Private Eye. Political cartoonist for the Evening Standard from 1970, his series ‘Insiders’, ran in the Daily Mirror from 1972 to 1974.

McLachlan has also worked as a book illustrator, and in 1969 wrote and illustrated his own children’s book,
Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings. This grew into a series of four books and later a television series.

In 1980, McLachlan was named Illustrative Cartoonist of the Year by the Cartoonist Club of Great Britain and, in 1997, the Cartoon Art Trust voted him Gag Cartoonist of the Year. A writer and designer of numerous advertising films, he was named Advertising Cartoonist of the year in 1981. In December 2011, the Cartoon Art Trust recognised McLachlan’s talent and contributions with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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IS YOUR PET OBESE? by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

IS YOUR PET OBESE?

NICE TO SEE A MAN WITHOUT TATTOOS FOR ONCE by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

NICE TO SEE A MAN WITHOUT TATTOOS FOR ONCE

BLOODY MOLES! by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

BLOODY MOLES!

I WONDER IF THESE BIG HURRICANES WILL AFFECT ANGELA & RONALD ON THEIR ANNUAL GOLFING HOLIDAY IN FLORIDA? by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

I WONDER IF THESE BIG HURRICANES WILL AFFECT ANGELA & RONALD ON THEIR ANNUAL GOLFING HOLIDAY IN FLORIDA?

THEY DO HAVE A DOG NEXT DOOR BUT I'VE BEEN ASSURED HE DOESN'T BARK by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

THEY DO HAVE A DOG NEXT DOOR BUT I'VE BEEN ASSURED HE DOESN'T BARK

WELL, FOR A START, TO HELP CURE YOUR DEPRESSION, MRS RIDGEWORT, I'D CHANGE YOUR WALLPAPER by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

WELL, FOR A START, TO HELP CURE YOUR DEPRESSION, MRS RIDGEWORT, I'D CHANGE YOUR WALLPAPER

TORY LEAFLET SHREDDER by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

TORY LEAFLET SHREDDER

ADORATION OF THE MAY by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

ADORATION OF THE MAY

HE'S NEVER LOST A SINGLE GAME SINCE HE HAD BOTOX INJECTIONS by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

HE'S NEVER LOST A SINGLE GAME SINCE HE HAD BOTOX INJECTIONS

BLOODY LASER PENS!! by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

BLOODY LASER PENS!!

THE BABY'S TRAP by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

THE BABY'S TRAP

A MISPLACED DART by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

A MISPLACED DART

WAIT – HE THAT IS WITHOUT SIN AMONGST YOU LET HIM CAST THE FIRST STONE by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

WAIT – HE THAT IS WITHOUT SIN AMONGST YOU LET HIM CAST THE FIRST STONE

THE MAYFLY by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

THE MAYFLY

THE MAYFLY by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

THE MAYFLY

CROSSING THE NOW-PARTED RED SEA WAS GOING TO BE LESS EASY THAN
THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HAD FIRST THOUGHT by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

CROSSING THE NOW-PARTED RED SEA WAS GOING TO BE LESS EASY THAN THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HAD FIRST THOUGHT

OK, MCGINTY, WE KNOW YOU'VE MURDERED YOUR WIFE – JUST TELL US WHERE
YOU'VE BURIED THE BODY by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

OK, MCGINTY, WE KNOW YOU'VE MURDERED YOUR WIFE – JUST TELL US WHERE YOU'VE BURIED THE BODY

ROVERDANCE by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

ROVERDANCE

GO HOME NIGEL by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

GO HOME NIGEL

WHEN THE WIFE ISN'T LOOKING by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

WHEN THE WIFE ISN'T LOOKING

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