Bob Starrett Cartoons
Bob Starrett was born in the Maryhill District of Glasgow in 1938, and has been a trade union and political activist since his teens. A painter by trade, he has worked both in Britain and abroad, mainly in the building and shipbuilding industries, from which much of his material is drawn. Over the past 50 years, he has produced cartoons for so many radical publications that he has lost count of their titles. He is probably known best for his work done during the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders work-in of 1971-72, when he was the workforce's official cartoonist.
Starrett's drawings have been exhibited widely, notably at an international exhibition in Italy, a travelling TUC exhibition and at the Glasgow Arts Centre. He has also been featured on the BBC television Omnibus programme.
Bob's latest cartoons are about the Covid-19 pandemic