Bernard Cookson

Since then, Cookson has been a regular contributor to The Spectator, The Express Newspaper Group, The Sun, The Mail on Sunday and thelondonpaper.

Cookson has illustrated over 20 books by various authors – and published several himself, including Wine Lovers and ‘Til Divorce Us Do Part. His industry clients include Veuve Clicquot; Fanshawe Lofts; Fitzdares – and The London Cuppa Ltd., who’s distinctive black and white packaging for a blend of tea (available in Harrods and Sainsbury’s) features a Cookson frieze. He also produced cartoons for the 2004 Olympic Games.

Cookson’s cartoons grace the walls of many famous people who have been his subjects. These include politicians of all three major parties – and members of the royal family. He is listed in the recent publication ‘The UK’s Top 100 Cartoonists’.

Bernard Cookson is married - and is one of many cartoonists who have chosen to live in Henley-on-Thames. Despite his Manchester origins, he has lived in Henley for over 30 years.

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“Like many cartoonists before him, ‘Cookson’ started his cartooning career in Fleet Street.”

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