Glen Baxter (born 4 March 1944), nicknamed Colonel Baxter, is an English cartoonist, noted for his absurdist drawings and an overall effect often resembling literary nonsense.
Born in Leeds, Baxter was trained at the Leeds College of Art. His images and their corresponding captions employ art and language inspired by pulp fiction and adventure comics with intellectual jokes and references. His simple line-drawings often feature cowboys, gangsters, explorers and schoolchildren, who utter incongruous intellectual statements regarding art and philosophy.
^Conceição Pereira (University of Lisbon), “Glen Baxter: simulacro e literalização”, 2005, Olhares e Escritas, Ensaios sobre Palavra e Imagem, Rui Carvalho Homem e Maria de Fátima Lambert, eds., Porto: Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto, pp. 189-195.