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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IT MAKES YOU WONDER HOW DEEP THESE POTHOLES HAVE GOT TO GET BEFORE THE
COUNCIL DOES SOMETHING by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

IT MAKES YOU WONDER HOW DEEP THESE POTHOLES HAVE GOT TO GET BEFORE THE COUNCIL DOES SOMETHING

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?

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

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

MEN! by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

MEN!

GO HOME IMMIGRANTS by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

GO HOME IMMIGRANTS

... ALSO WE'RE VERY NEAR TO THE SHOPS, THERE'S A GOOD BUS SERVICE, THE JUNIOR 
SCHOOL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, AND WE HAVE A MARVELLOUS NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

... ALSO WE'RE VERY NEAR TO THE SHOPS, THERE'S A GOOD BUS SERVICE, THE JUNIOR SCHOOL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, AND WE HAVE A MARVELLOUS NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

THIS HUDDLE BUSINESS BEFORE THE START IS A NEW THING ISN'T IT? by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

THIS HUDDLE BUSINESS BEFORE THE START IS A NEW THING ISN'T IT?

YOU'RE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE NEW UNDERFLOOR HEATING?
– WE HAVEN'T GOT UNDERFLOOR HEATING by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

YOU'RE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE NEW UNDERFLOOR HEATING? – WE HAVEN'T GOT UNDERFLOOR HEATING

COME ON YOU LOT, SMARTEN YOURSELVES UP – TOURISTS COMING by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

COME ON YOU LOT, SMARTEN YOURSELVES UP – TOURISTS COMING

PARKER'S JUST FINISHING OFF THE SPRING CLEANING BEFORE THE START OF THE NEXT TOURIST SEASON by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

PARKER'S JUST FINISHING OFF THE SPRING CLEANING BEFORE THE START OF THE NEXT TOURIST SEASON

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