Richard Graham Jolley (RGJ) is a self-taught British cartoonist, raised in Cheshire, where he attended the local comprehensive and went on to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at University College, Oxford, an education that was entirely wasted and resulted in no employment. He has worked as a cleaner in a factory where they thought he was mentally retarded, sorting ancient books in the Bodleian Library, as a production manager for accountancy training manuals, and as a barman before becoming a freelance cartoonist in 1994.
His first cartoon was published in Private Eye in 1990, where he has since been a regular contributor, drawing the “Liz” strip about the Royal Family in the nineties and the “EU-phemisms” cartoons since 2005. He also contributes to The Spectator, The Oldie, Prospect, and the Mail On Sunday, and has been seen in The Times, Telegraph, New Statesman, amongst many other august publications.
He spent ten years working freelance for Camden Graphics, producing some of Britain’s best-selling humorous greetings cards.
He currently lives in North London with his wife and children (hi kids!!).