About the Illustrator


Harry Harrison
Photo credit: Gary Jones

Robert Harrison, nicknamed “Harry”, grew up with a Dad in the air force, so he lived in lots of different places including Singapore and Libya before settling down in West London. As a boy, he loved insects, exploring, climbing trees, making dens and playing war, but he didn’t like sport! He has been drawing as long as he can remember, but he’s never had any formal art training.

Harry worked as a freelance illustrator in Sydney and London before settling in Hong Kong in 2001, when he became the iconic Harry, principal political cartoonist for the South China Morning Post. His works have appeared in a variety of journals such as The Guardian,Time magazine, Asia Wall Street Journal, International Finance Review, and Far Eastern Economic Review.

Harry is a member of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation in the UK. He has won many awards for his work including a Hong Kong 14th Human Rights Press Award in 2010, top Editorial Cartooning recognition at the Society of Publishers in Asia Editorial Awards in 2012 and the SOPA Award for Excellence in Editorial Cartooning in 2015.

He lives with his wife, son and daughter on Lamma Island in Hong Kong with a brood of tree frogs which he is raising from tadpoles. He plays in a band called The Midlife Crisis Cowboys.

For more about Harry, see http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509866/toons-twist-harry-harrison-looks-back-two-decades-humour

Website: http://procartoonists.org/portfolios/harryharrison/