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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Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

NOW YOU SAY THE VICTIM WAS MURDERED WITH A BREADKNIFE by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

NOW YOU SAY THE VICTIM WAS MURDERED WITH A BREADKNIFE

SAME EVERY BLOODY YEAR! WASTE OF TIME ASKING US TO TURN UP by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

SAME EVERY BLOODY YEAR! WASTE OF TIME ASKING US TO TURN UP

WE'LL WIN TONIGHT by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

WE'LL WIN TONIGHT

WELL, FOR A START, LAD, YOU CAN REMOVE YOUR HOOD by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

WELL, FOR A START, LAD, YOU CAN REMOVE YOUR HOOD

POSE FOR THE TOTUM POLE by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

POSE FOR THE TOTUM POLE

MING TING DING! by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

MING TING DING!

AN INTERESTING CASE, SERGEANT by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

AN INTERESTING CASE, SERGEANT

NOW, SIR, YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT THE WATERPROOF WATCH YOU BOUGHT FROM US LAST WEEK by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

NOW, SIR, YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT THE WATERPROOF WATCH YOU BOUGHT FROM US LAST WEEK

IT SAYS IN OUR TOUR GUIDE YOU PEOPLE LOVE TO HAGGLE OVER PRICES by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

IT SAYS IN OUR TOUR GUIDE YOU PEOPLE LOVE TO HAGGLE OVER PRICES

DESERT WINDSCREEN WASHER by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

DESERT WINDSCREEN WASHER

SEWER MAINTENANCE FATBERG PATROL by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

SEWER MAINTENANCE FATBERG PATROL

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE AI NURSE? by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE AI NURSE?

DADDY, WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE GREAT BREXIT DEBACLE? by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

DADDY, WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE GREAT BREXIT DEBACLE?

SCHOOL GRAFFITI  by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

SCHOOL GRAFFITI

THE DECEASED WAS OUR LOCAL IKEA STORE MANAGER by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

THE DECEASED WAS OUR LOCAL IKEA STORE MANAGER

OH NO! I DON'T THINK OLD ROVER'S VERY WELL by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

OH NO! I DON'T THINK OLD ROVER'S VERY WELL

ICHAIR by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

ICHAIR

THAT BOY'S REALLY DESTINED FOR SOMETHING by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

THAT BOY'S REALLY DESTINED FOR SOMETHING

WELL, FOLKS, THAT PROVES WITHOUT A DOUBT THERE'S DEFINITELY WATER ON MARS by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

WELL, FOLKS, THAT PROVES WITHOUT A DOUBT THERE'S DEFINITELY WATER ON MARS

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