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Ralph Steadman

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Net worth 2018: $8 Million
Residence: Wallasey, Merseyside, England
Country: United States
BirthDay: 15 May 1936
Sigh: Gemini
Height: 1.63 m
Education: London College of Communication

Ralph Steadman was bornon 15 May 1936 in Wallasey, Merseyside, England, American, is Cartoonist. Ralph Steadman is an English cartoonist, illustrator and author. His love for drawing and cartoons ignited in him when he first joined an advertising agency early on in his life. He made it a point to learn the art from many different British institutes like Percy V. Bradshaw’s correspondence course, East Ham Technical College and School of Printing and Graphic Arts. Steadman contributed his political, dark-humored and satirical cartoons to publications in England and America for many years, like, Kemsley Newspaper Group, Daily Mail, New York Times, etc. His work with the American journalist Hunter S. Thompson is considered to be the most popular work of his career which includes, ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72’, ‘Kentucky Derby’ for Scanlan, etc. His cartoons were considered to be subversive and dark because of his straightforward take on the politics and political figures but by the early 1980s he started to lose interest in political cartooning as he felt that there was not much substance left in the world politics. He turned to creating his own illustrations books and released many masterpieces like, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘I Leonard’, ‘Doodaa’, etc. He has been honored with prestigious awards like, American Society of Illustrators' Certificate of Merit, the W H Smith Illustration Award, BBC Design Award, etc.


$8 Million


‘For No Good Reason’, a documentary on Steadman's career, was directed by Charlie Paul and was showcased for the first time at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival


Ralph was approached by The Royal Opera House to design their new ballet based on Arthur Miller's ‘The Crucible’ in 1990


Steadman wrote an oratoria for an Eco –opera with the composer, Richard Harvey in 1989—‘The Plague and the Moonflower’


Finally the triptic was completed with Quasimodo Mouse (1985)


In the 1980s Ralph was approached by the wine merchants, Oddbins, to produce their wine catalogues


Together Ralph and Bernard Stone created children’s books and crafted the classic Emergency Mouse (1978) and then Inspector Mouse (1980)


From 1976-80 Steadman drew political cartoons for the New Statesman


Steadman came back to London by the end of 1970, to cover the General Election for The Times he was only the second political cartoonist the paper had ever employed


After finishing studies, Steadman was hired by Daily Mail and was offered rather a large sum of money and an E-type Jaguar in 1966


From 1961 to 1965, on Leslie Richardson's persuasion, he studied at London School of Printing and Graphic Arts


In 1959, Steadman joined the Kemsley Newspaper Group and worked there as a cartoonist


He started drawing from 1955 and sent his work to ‘Punch’ every week but his first cartoon was published in the Manchester Evening Chronicle in the following year


From 1954-56, Steadman spent time in National Service in RAF in Britain and alongside continued to take Percy V

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