caricuture artist – Ant

Entertainment Mafia is thrilled to present Ant, a professionally trained performer. Anthony Garner (Ant) is a multi-talented artist specializing in live illustration for events with many years of professional experience. He is English and has lived and worked in Barcelona as a professional cartoonist, caricaturist and illustrator for many years. He offers various creative activities focused on live illustration, such as caricatures (digital, conventional and even painted with wine!), scribing art, photocalls, digital graffiti wall, murals etc. He has worked for clients such as IBM, BMW, SEAT, HP, Kodak, Samsung among many others at events of all types both corporate and private and the globe including many times in the Middle East. Aside from live illustration he also works as a freelance voice-over artist and involved in wine tourism as a wine host. He was born in Hereford, England. He studied graphic design at the Berkshire College of Art in Reading before working for five years as a copywriter at London advertising agency Young and Rubicam. He later moved to Barcelona where he has lived and worked ever since as a freelance illustrator and cartoonist. He has drawn caricatures and cartoons for Punch, Private Eye, The New Statesman, El País, Ara, The Progressive (USA), The New York Observer, Greenpeace etc and draws political cartoons for the Spanish newspaper El Periódico and for the satirical magazine El Jueves, as well as collaborating with France 24 TV channel and TV3 drawing live for the current affairs programme “Els Matins” as well as producing short animated videos. He is also regularly hired to draw quick caricatures at global events, drawing caricatures digitally, conventionally on paper and also painting caricatures with wine. He has illustrated over 20 books, adult and childrens and is the author/illustrator of a book called ‘Matamundos’ featuring cartoons about the climate change and the destruction of the natural world caused by man’s abuse of the planet. He has collaborated in theatre work with the Catalan theatre company La Fura dels Baus and has exhibited political cartoons worldwide in numerous exhibitions. He is often invited to participate in conferences and workshops regarding political cartoons and caricatures at various institutions including universities (Barcelona and Vic), the Memórial at Caen, France and the Quatre Camins prison, Barcelona. He is a member of Cartooning For Peace, Cartoon Movement, Frente Viñetistas and the UK ambassador for United Sketches for Freedom. He speaks fluent Spanish, Catalan and basic French. Book Ant for your next event and experience the magic they bring to the stage.

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