Steve Bright

Steve Bright - Designer

Perth, Scotland, UK

I specialise in political cartoons, but also have an extensive history in strip cartooning and caricature work. All cartoon work considered.

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Overview

I'm a full-time professional cartoonist of over 25 years' standing (but mostly sitting), working in all fields of cartooning, for a myriad of publications and clients. From drawing political cartoons for top national newspapers such as The Sunday Times, Daily Record and The Sun, to the UK's leading children's comics, creating pages for The Beano and The Dandy, writing and drawing many great favourites such as Desperate Dan, Beryl the Peril and Bananaman. Add to that many other bespoke projects for business clients as well as social, involving caricature, character design and story-telling, and I have been involved in almost any area of cartooning you can think of.

I enjoy discussing any new challenge with my clients, and always communicate well, usually by email (always good to have thoughts written down), and always keen to ensure we are in the same wavelength before proceeding. This has always been much more than a job for me.

Languages
English
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Humor & Comedy
Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Political Science & Current Affairs

Work experience

Freelance full-time cartoonist

Self-employed
July, 1983 – Present (over 38 years)

Leading UK cartoonist/caricaturist, currently working for the Sun newspaper in the UK, and DC Thomson comics, also in the UK, as well as an ever-changing assortment of clients under the pen name of 'Brighty'.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Just Us Then?

Steve Bright, John Holt

“Just Us Then?” reflects the finest, and only, collection of work from the minds of Steve Bright and John Holt. Drawn together from the worlds of cartooning and comedy, Brighty and Holt have combined their collective love for gags into a book well deserving a place in your library. Neatly arranged into various sections of frustration, including “Slowburners”, “Collaborations” and “Just Us Then... read more

“Just Us Then?” reflects the finest, and only, collection of work from the minds of Steve Bright and John Holt. Drawn together from the worlds of cartooning and comedy, Brighty and Holt have combined their collective love for gags into a book well deserving a place in your library. Neatly arranged into various sections of frustration, including “Slowburners”, “Collaborations” and “Just Us Then... read more

You know you are a runner

Richard McChesney

The first book in the popular 'You know you are' series 'You Know Are A Runner' takes a humorous look at the obsessive nature of runners based on submissions from runners and their families.It is the first book in the 'You Know You Are' series with 40 illustrated captions that will resonate with runners of all ages and abilities.Other titles include:You Know You Are A Nurse...You Know You Are ... read more

The first book in the popular 'You know you are' series 'You Know Are A Runner' takes a humorous look at the obsessive nature of runners based on submissions from runners and their families.It is the first book in the 'You Know You Are' series with 40 illustrated captions that will resonate with runners of all ages and abilities.Other titles include:You Know You Are A Nurse...You Know You Are ... read more

You Know You Are Getting Older...

Richard McChesney

The sixth book in the popular 'You Know You Are' series 'You Know You Are Getting Older' will cheer up anyone who is frustrated with the ageing process. They say laughter is the best medicine! If you are looking for the perfect birthday present for that “hard to buy for” person, then this is it. And with 40 illustrated captions, you can’t help but see the humorous side of ageing. Other titles ... read more

The sixth book in the popular 'You Know You Are' series 'You Know You Are Getting Older' will cheer up anyone who is frustrated with the ageing process. They say laughter is the best medicine! If you are looking for the perfect birthday present for that “hard to buy for” person, then this is it. And with 40 illustrated captions, you can’t help but see the humorous side of ageing. Other titles ... read more

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2018

Tim Benson

Between Britain’s beleaguered Brexit plan, the ongoing chaos in Trump’s White House, the Winter Olympics in Korea and a much-awaited Royal Wedding, Britain’s political cartoonists’ pens are poised to skewer, celebrate and deride the biggest political events of the coming year. In Britain’s Best Political Cartoons 2018, Dr Tim Benson returns with another compendium of the wittiest drawings from... read more

Between Britain’s beleaguered Brexit plan, the ongoing chaos in Trump’s White House, the Winter Olympics in Korea and a much-awaited Royal Wedding, Britain’s political cartoonists’ pens are poised to skewer, celebrate and deride the biggest political events of the coming year. In Britain’s Best Political Cartoons 2018, Dr Tim Benson returns with another compendium of the wittiest drawings from... read more

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2017

Timothy S Benson

Another blockbuster collection of the year's wittiest political cartoons, featuring artworks by Steve Bell, Peter Brookes, Martin Rowson, 'Mac' and many more.If 2016 was a tumultuous year for politics, with Brexit, the most tempestuous US presidential campaign in living memory, turmoil in the Labour party and the rise to power of Theresa May, 2017 promises to be even more dramatic. How will Pr... read more

Another blockbuster collection of the year's wittiest political cartoons, featuring artworks by Steve Bell, Peter Brookes, Martin Rowson, 'Mac' and many more.If 2016 was a tumultuous year for politics, with Brexit, the most tempestuous US presidential campaign in living memory, turmoil in the Labour party and the rise to power of Theresa May, 2017 promises to be even more dramatic. How will Pr... read more

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2016

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2016 is a compelling, razor-sharp and frequently hilarious collection of almost 200 of the year's most acerbic and insightful political cartoons. All the highs and lows of the past year are covered: from major international events (the migrant crisis, the US presidential election, and the Olympic Games in Rio), to more local issues (the EU referendum, struggle... read more

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2016 is a compelling, razor-sharp and frequently hilarious collection of almost 200 of the year's most acerbic and insightful political cartoons. All the highs and lows of the past year are covered: from major international events (the migrant crisis, the US presidential election, and the Olympic Games in Rio), to more local issues (the EU referendum, struggle... read more

Steve has 2 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Joel Bereket
Very talented illustrator. Got everything I asked for in high detail.

Joel Bereket, October 2019

Steve Bright
Excellent project. Great commmunication. Joel knew what he wanted and took great care to communicate it. A pleasure to work with. Thanks, Joel.

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Megan Giangregorio
Somehow my cover art request turned into a back cover art request. I paid 550 pounds for an unfinished front cover that took over 2 months. Extremely disappointed. I never leave bad reviews but this was a lot of money spent for a moody illustrator who handed me an expensive empty promise.

Megan Giangregorio, October 2019

Steve Bright
Megan, the reason your cover request turned into a back cover is because I drew the back cover exactly as you requested in your initial brief, and clearly stated that is what I had drawn. After mak...
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