About the Artist


Christopher Madden was born in Durham in 1952.
After working as a cartoonist for most of his professional life he is now concentrating on his work in other artistic fields.

His work is informed by a keen interest in environmental issues, philosophy, science and, of course, art.

His interest in the environment resulted in a book of his cartoons on the subject being published by WWF (the World Wildlife Fund) in 1991.
His work as a cartoonist and illustrator featured regularly in the Guardian newspaper in the 1980s and 1990s and in BBC science magazines in the 2000s. He has been the resident cartoonist in Philosophy Now magazine for the last 16 years and currently has a regular cartoon published in the journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
His work appears in numerous educational and academic publications by publishers such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Open University Press, Harvard University Press, Nature and more.
His work has appeared in magazines and newspapers such as Punch, Private Eye, Prospect, the Spectator, New Statesman and Daily Telegraph.
He contributed a weekly cartoon on gardening to the Irish Sunday Independent newspaper for over twenty years.

His cartoon work can be seen on his cartoon web site here.