Ralph Steadman

British cartoonist

Ralph Steadman (born Wallasey, 15 May 1949) is a British cartoonist and illustrator. He is best known for his artwork for the books and articles of Hunter S. Thompson.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Steadman was born in Salford, Manchester, and brought up in Towyn, North Wales. He went to Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan (high school), Abergele, East Ham Technical College and the London College of Printing during the 1970s. There, he did freelance work for Punch, Private Eye, the Daily Telegraph, The New York Times and Rolling Stone.

Steadman lives with his wife in Kent, England.


  1. Dubner, Stephen J. Ralph Steadman Answers Your Questions. Freakonomics Blog. June 12, 2008.

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