Chris Madden is a Durham-born cartoonist, illustrator, photographer, ceramicist and writer, whose career has spanned over 30 years. His work is informed by a keen interest in environmental issues, philosophy, science – and, of course, art.
Chris Madden’s cartoons have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as the Daily Telegraph, Private Eye, The Spectator, The New Statesman, Punch, The Listener and The Oldie. In the 1980s and 1990s, he contributed regularly to the Guardian. For many years, he produced gardening themed cartoons for the Irish newspaper, the Sunday Independent. These cartoons were published as a collection in his book, A Funny Year in Gardening (2006).
A collection of his environmental cartoons, When Humans Roamed the Earth, was published in 1991 by the World Wildlife Fund.
For a number of years, Chris Madden was resident cartoonist for the BBC Science magazines Focus and Knowledge, and he is currently the resident cartoonist for Philosophy Now magazine. He has designed information graphics for the Press Association, as well as an award winning range of greetings cards. In 2009, he published Where Are We, What Are We, Why Are We? And Why Do We Want to Know, a philosophical look at man’s place in the universe. He lives in London.