Welcome to CROSS – A Political Satire Anthology. CROSS is a 64 page sideswipe at the establishment, brought to you by some of the finest established and emerging creators on the UK comics scene. Published in November 2014, it captured the mood and the moment in the run-up to the 2015 General Election.
There was an interview with Rory Bremner late in 2014, talking about the death of satire. He said:
“We should rediscover our tradition of satire. Of speaking truth unto power. Or, at least, blowing raspberries unto it. It’s a question of political will.
That’s what we wanted to achieve with CROSS.
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BRICK: A political cartoonist since the first days of Margaret Thatcher, there isn’t much that BRICK hasn’t illustrated. He sets the tone for CROSS with two pages that are equal parts hilarious, poignant and thought-provoking.
Mary Talbot and Alwyn Talbot: Costa Biography Award winner Mary Talbot brings us the early years of many of our favourite political figures, with some amazing caricatures and a very cute teddy bear provided by artist Alwyn.
David Baillie and SPINX: 2000AD writer David Baillie and SPINX bring flair, imagination and a healthy disdain for the powerful to their story The Archaeology Inspector.
Tom Eglington and Verity Glass: 2000AD writer Tom Eglington and Dr Who cover artist Verity Glass channel everyone’s favourite Christmas movie to explore the way life turns out if you vote… and if you don’t…
Owen Johnson and Conor Boyle: British Comic Award nominee Owen Johnson and ACE Award winning artist Conor Boyle turn the camera round to focus on the surveillance society and ask: who watches the watchmen?
…and many, many more…
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