Richard Graham Jolley, known as ‘RGJ’
Self taught as a cartoonist, Richard Graham Jolley contributes to a wide range of newspapers and magazines, including Private Eye, for which he produces the series ‘EU-phemisms’.
Richard Graham Jolley was born and raised in Cheshire. He was educated locally before studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at University College, Oxford. Self-taught as an artist, his first cartoon was published in Private Eye in 1990, and he became a freelance cartoonist in 1994. He contributes regularly to Private Eye, producing the series ‘EU-phemisms’ since 2005. His cartoons have also appeared in The Spectator, The Oldie, Prospect, The New Statesman and newspapers such as the Mail on Sunday, The Times and the Telegraph. For ten years he worked freelance for Camden Graphics, producing a range of greetings cards. He currently lives in North London with his wife and children.