The Easel

Ralph Steadman’s Wild Life of Illustration: “The World Has Changed So Much”

If it’s the secrets of illustration that you are hoping for, this article may disappoint. For those wanting a glimpse of one of the great graphic artists of the age, it may suffice. Steadman says of himself “I’ve become a pictorial polluter. Too many drawings, really.” His late collaborator, Hunter S. Thompson – himself something of an expert on weirdness – said of Steadman “They said you were weird, but not that weird.” (If the WSJ paywall is troublesome, try this)