Martin George Edmund Rowson (born 15 February 1959) is a British cartoonist and novelist. His genre is political satire and his style is scathing and graphic. His work frequently appears in The Guardian and The Independent. He also contributes freelance cartoons to other publications, such as The Daily Mirror and the Morning Star.
Life and career 
Rowson's books include graphic adaptations of The Waste Land and Tristram Shandy. Snatches, his novel, was published in 2006 (ISBN 0-224-07604-3). It is a comic journey through history, focusing on the "stories of the worst decisions the human race has ever made". Stuff (2007), his next novel, is part autobiography, part history of his family and upbringing. In 2008 he published The Dog Allusion: Gods, Pets and How to Be Human, arguing that religion is a complete waste of time and money — much like keeping pets. (The title is itself an allusion to the Richard Dawkins book The God Delusion.) He is an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society and a distinguished supporter of the British Humanist Association.
Rowson was appointed 'Cartoonist Laureate' of London when Ken Livingstone was Mayor, and his cartoons appeared in the Mayor's newsletter, The Londoner. In 2006 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Journalism from the University of Westminster.
He is married and has two children. Who's Who lists his interests as "cooking, drinking, ranting, atheism, zoos, collecting taxidermy".
- Rowson, Martin (March 2012). Gulliver's Travels. Atlantic Books. ASIN 1848872828. ISBN 978-1848872820.
- Rowson, Martin (November 2011). The Limerickiad Volume 1 - From Gilgamesh to Shakespeare. Smokestack Books. ASIN 0956814425. ISBN 978-0956814425.
- Rowson, Martin (2008). The Dog Allusion: Pets, Gods and How to be Human. Random House.
- Thinking Allowed, BBC Radio 4, 19 May /2010
- Humanism.org distinguished supporters
- "Letters: Harsh judgments on the pope and religion". The Guardian (London). 15 September 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
- 'ROWSON, Martin George Edmund', Who's Who 2008, A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007.
- review in the Morning Star 
- product page on Smokestack Books 
- Morning Star interview with Martin Rowson
- Martin Rowson cartoons at The Guardian
- Interview alongside Steve Bell
- Cartoonist Laureate page at the Mayor of London's website
- Biography of Rowson from the British Cartoon Archive, University of Kent
- Rowson on Hogarth - a video presented by Martin Rowson at Tate's website.