Polari Magazine interviews the brilliant cartoonist David Shenton who has, over the last four decades, chronicled LGBT history.
David Shenton started drawing comic strips for Gay News in 1976 after he painted a satirical, abstract picture called ‘Token Male Nude So We Get a Write-Up in the Gay Press’. From the character of Stanley, to the Pashmina of Verbal Abuse, his irresistible humour is sharp and keenly observed.
In this wonderful interview, Shenton talks warmly about how he started out as a cartoonist, and how he has, over the course of his career, documented the changing world of the gay scene.
The interview was filmed at his exceptional exhibition ‘These Foolish Things’, which is on until July 27 at Space-Station Sixty-Five, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PS.
Film by Alex Jeffery.
Interview by Bryon Fear.
Fan-waving by Christopher Bryant.