Roger Penwill (born 1947)
Roger Penwill is an internationally published cartoonist and illustrator, and has done much to promote the art of cartooning.
Roger Penwill was born in Barking, Essex, on 9 December 1947. He studied and practised as an architect before becoming a full-time cartoonist in 1999. His cartoons have appeared in The Times, the Financial Times Magazine, Punch and others in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. From 2002 to 2012 he was editorial cartoonist for The Countryman. He has received numerous commissions to produce cartoons and illustrations for companies such as Travis Perkins, Continental Tyres and Aston Martin and has published two collections of his cartoons, Assembled Cartoons and The Countryside Cartoon Joke Book.
Roger Penwill has been extremely active in promoting the appreciation of cartoon artwork, as a founder member of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation, the General President of the International Federation of Cartoonists Organisations from 2001 to 2005 and as the originator and chairman of the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival from 2004.