Celebrating the career of the British cartoonist who produced gonzo drawings for Hunter S. Thompson.

Considered one of the most important graphic artists of the last 50 years, Steadman is best known as the creator of political and social caricatures, cartoons and picture books. His work has been translated into many different languages and exhibited around the world.

This display in Maidstone spans the full breadth of his multifarious career. It features early drawings for titles such as Private Eye and Punch – as well as his first ever published cartoon from a 1956 edition of the Manchester Evening Chronicle – alongside his recent commissions for The New York Times, Observer and wine merchants, Oddbins.

There are also examples of his illustrations for children’s books: The Big I am, Animal Farm and Through the Looking-Glass.

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

St Faith's Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH

01622 602838


Opening times

1 Apr – 31 Oct

Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 4pm

1 Nov – 30 Mar

Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm
Closed 24 – 26 Dec, 31 Dec, 1 Jan

Free to all

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