Biography of Caricaturist, Cartoonist and Illustrator Jonathan Cusick

About Caricaturist Jonathan Cusick

For the past 22 years caricaturist, cartoonist and illustrator Jonathan Cusick has worked for many prominent clients, winning a number of awards along the way.

These include over 80 illustrations for the Radio Times, a weekly caricature for The Times' TV review, and the cover of the 2010 QI Annual. His cartoons have illustrated advertising campaigns for Cadbury sponsorship of Coronation Street on ITV, Virgin Money, and the Netflix series 'House of Cards' in the USA. He has also designed characters for a Hollywood film.

His caricature art has been widely exhibited, including; the National Portrait Gallery, London (in the BP Portrait Award), The Mall Galleries (with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters) , London's Cartoon Museum. In 2005 a solo exhibition was held at the Coningsby Gallery, London. Since 2010 his work has been sold by Chris Beetles Gallery, London. His work has regularly been selected for the Association of Illustrators Images annuals, for which he has also been a judge, and also Luerzer's Archive 200 best illustrators Worldwide. His work is in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

After graduating with a first in Illustration from the University of Central England in 1999, Jonathan later studied briefly at the Prince of Wales Drawing School in Shoreditch (now the Royal Drawing School). He met the Prince on a visit. 'Remarkable' was the enthusiastic response to Jonathan's cartoon approach, though there's no word on the Knighthood ...yet.

A number of celebrities have purchased Jonathan's caricatures of themselves, including; the late DJ John Peel, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Raymond Blanc, Heston Blumenthal, Sir Michael Parkinson, David Dickinson, comedian Ben Miller, and Queen legend Brian May.

As a cartoon illustrator and caricaturist, Jonathan has made appearances on BBC Radio 4 and BBC1. Back in 2002 the Sunday Times magazine tipped him as one to look out for in their 'Next Big Thing' feature.

Further info elsewhere on the web;
Independent newspaper article on illustrators, including Jonathan
Review of exhibition in The Times
BIrmingham City University Alumni of the Year Feature


photo of caricature and cartoon illustrator jonathan cusick, UK

Awards and Art Prizes

British Cartoonists' Association 'Young Cartoonist of the Year' (1995)
D&AD Student Illustration Award (1998)
Association of Illustrators Student Award (1999)
Cartoon Art Trust Caricature Award (2007)

Clients Include;

Radio Times
The Times
Independent on Sunday
The Spectator
New Statesman
Express Newspapers
Arabian Insight
BBC Music Magazine
The Week
Faber and Faber
Random House
Michael O'Mara Books
Transworld Publishing
BMP DDB (Guardian ad campaign)
Glue London (Virgin Money ad campaign)
Highland Park Whiskey
Triton Showers
Netflix 'House of Cards' Press campaign
Tyrrell's Wines
English Heritage
22 SAS Regiment (Special Air Service)