Monday, 30 December 2019

For a Few Guineas More

This year I published my 10th "Queen's Counsel" book - For a Few Guineas More, a collection of the best cartoons published over the last six years in law pages of The Times.

I started drawing Queen's Counsel back in 1993, when newspapers were still pretty much the only way that people got their news. And every self-respecting lawyer read the law pages of The Times on Tuesdays.

At a pupillage interview candidates would always be asked "what newspaper do you read?". It was a question with just one correct answer; only The Times covered the law in serious detail.

This is my first book in full colour throughout - Queen's Counsel finally hurtled into the 20th Century in 2011,  when the cartoon switched into colour.

You can buy the book from amazon here.

In 2017 the strip won the award for Best Cartoon Strip at the annual Cartoon Art Trust awards

“Very funny. Beautifully drawn. Sometimes makes me jealous.”
– Charles Peattie, creator of the ‘Alex’ cartoons

“More wonderful fish-in-a-barrel lawyer baiting from Alex Steuart Williams – one can only admire his courage in continuing to goad a profession notoriously at ease with seriously expensive solutions to libel and defamation”
– Martin Rowson

“Even more laughs than the Supreme Court”
– Nick Newman

To see how the cartoon strip came about, and how the characters were designed, watch the video below.

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