Writer and cartoonist Barry Fantoni attended the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art and was a figure in the 1960s pop art movement, alongside such contemporaries as Sir Peter Blake and David Hockney. An accomplished jazz musician, he is also a playwright and poet. Perhaps most famous for his incredible work at the satirical magazine Private Eye, where he worked for 47 years, Barry was also the diary cartoonist for The Times between 1983 and 1991, and drew cartoons for the Listener and Radio Times. He also had stints as The Times' art critic and reviewed records for Punch magazine in the 1970s. He now lives and writes in France.