Cartoonists Greg Moodie and Chris Cairns have been tearing up the Scottish and UK political scene since 2012, Cairns as part of Wings Over Scotland and Moodie in the pages of The National. Here they discuss politics, satire, and their latest books Send In The Clowns and Cool Scots.
Greg Moodie is a graphic designer, cartoonist and writer. He studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. As well as being The National newspaper’s resident cartoonist, he is the author of three collections of cartoons: Greg Moodie Versus The Union, Election Dissection and Striptease, as well as Borrowing Burns, a semi-fictional or ‘factually dubious’ account of the making of his series of Tam O’ Shanter murals.
Chris Cairns is a political cartoonist and author living in Edinburgh. A former journalist with The Scotsman, he has also written freelance for The Sunday Times, The Herald and Scotland on Sunday, among others. His books include the best socio-political history travelogue ever written about golf, a gritty urban thriller set in Portree, and Welcome to Cairnstoon, a collection of cartoons.
Burns Unbroke is a new contemporary multi-arts festival celebrating new interpretations of the life and work of Robert Burns at Summerhall between the 25 January – 10 March 2018. Throughout the festival there will be a series of artist talks giving insight into their practice and relationship to the life and work of Burns. Burns Unbroke is a partnership between Artruist – Independent Art Consultancy and Summerhall, it is supported by Creative Scotland, Burns Night – Scotland’s Winter Festivals and Arran Whisky.