Artist - Steven Appleby
Steven Appleby, born 1956 in Northumberland. Designed posters for London Transport 1996
- Educated; Manchester Polytechnic;
- Educated; Newcastle Polytechnic;
- Educated; Royal College of Art;
Steven Appleby is one is one of the country's leading cartoonists. His character, Captain Star, appeared in the New Musical Express in 1984, achieving cult status worldwide. In 1997 the cartoon became an animated television series starring Richard E Grant and Adrian Edmondson. Since the mid 1980s Appleby has contributed regularly to The Guardian, The Times, Harpers and Queen, The Sunday Telegraph, The Oldie and The Observer. His cartoons, designs and absurd observational humour have been the subject of many books and exhibitions as well as a BBC Radio 4 series, Steven Appleby's Normal Life.