Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Clive Collins 1942 - 2022

"Where were you the last time someone asked where you were when Kennedy was shot?"

British cartoonist Clive Collins, best known for his cartoons in Punch, Playboy, The Daily Mirror and The Sun (where his race horse tipster series "Lucky Jim" ran for ten years), passed away on April 22, 2022 April 21, 2022. He was 80 years old. 

A veteran international freelancer, he had a 38 year association with Punch Magazine beginning in 1964. The next decade, he was a frequent Playboy contributor.

In addition to newspaper, magazine and book illustration, Clive drew a 12 page "autobiography" cartoon booklet insert for his brother Phil Collins' first solo single 'In The Air Tonight' (Virgin, 1981).


Via Lambiek:

In 1982 Collins won the first prize at the Wereldkartoenale in Knokke-Heist, Belgium. His winning cartoon - which depicts a business man flying back to a bird's nest full of squeaking brief cases - sported the official cartoon festival exhibition poster. The Cartoonists' Club of Great Britain voted Collins "Cartoonist of the Year" three times, namely 1984, 1985 and 1987. He also received the Japanese Yomiuri Shimbun award eight times, five in a row from 1980 to 1984 and again in 1986, 1990 and 1994. In 2011 Collins was honored with an MBE medal by Queen Elizabeth II. His brother, Phil Collins, was present during the ceremony. 

Clive Collins is vice-president of the Cartoonists' Club of Great Britain and Secretary of the British Cartoonists' Association, as well as a member of the Cartoonists' Guild, the London Press Club, The Federation of European Cartoonists' Organisations and the Advisory Board of The International Journal of Comic Art. In 2012 Clive Collins was one of many cartoonists who showed support of Iranian cartoonist Mahmoud Shokraye, who was sentenced to a lashing after making an offensive cartoon of local politician Ahmad Lotfi Ashtiani.


What is 50 supposed to look like anyway? said...

It was 21st April, not 22nd. I was there. Lynne Collins

Mike Lynch said...

So sorry about the error. I have corrected it. My sympathies.