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Gerald Scarfe

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Gerald Scarfe (born 1936) is a British cartoonist and illustrator whose work is characterised by an apparent obsession with the grotesque and diseased, perhaps a result of an asthmatic, bed-ridden childhood.

His early caricatures of public figures were published in satirical magazine Private Eye throughout the 1960s and 1970s. In 1979, he provided the cover illustration for Pink Floyd's The Wall and in 1982 worked on animations for the film version of the album.

In 1971 he met Jane Asher, with whom he had two children in 1974. They married in 1981, and had another child in 1984.

In 1997, Scarfe worked on the Disney film Hercules as a conceptual character artist, and his designs were widely acclaimed.

He presently draws editorial cartoons for the British newspaper, the Sunday Times, a position he has held off-and-on since the early 1960s.

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