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John Kennedy

John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a cartoonist and children’s literature illustrator from Strabane, County Tyrone. His work has been widely published and exhibited both nationally and internationally in Ireland, the UK, Canada, and the United States. Graduating from Ulster University in 1990 with a BA Honours Degree in Art and Design, he has spent more than 30 years producing a portfolio of work that has been featured in a variety of magazines and newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic. He is perhaps most renowned for his political cartoons that offer a humorous narrative on the 'Troubles' and ongoing peace process in Northern Ireland. In 2009, a collection of these political cartoons was published by Apple Tree Press Ltd in Belfast in a book titled Warts & All: Ten Years of the Good Friday Agreement. Today John Kennedy resides in Canada where he continues to illustrate, and in 2021, produced Rock Art, an exhibition collating together his cartoons of famous musicians and bands throughout the decades.

This archive was donated by John Kennedy, and contains a selection of his satirical cartoons with focus on Northern Ireland politics. 

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