Queen’s Counsel: A Libellous Look at the Law [Paperback]
Alex Steuart Williams (Author), Graham Francis Defries (Author)
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1995
A satire on the English legal system, the comic strip Queen’s Counsel has been a regular feature on the law pages of The Times.
From the Author
A cartoon satire on law and lawyers
“Queen’s Counsel” is a cartoon satire on the law which appears every week in the Law pages of The Times. This is a collection of the best strips from the newspaper plus lots of extra material created especially for the book. The strip itself is a collaboration between myself and Graham Francis Defries – I do the drawings and we both come up with ideas – and was born when we were both law students whiling away the hours in the law library over 5 years ago (We put our middle names on the strip as a disguise in case our future employers had a sense of humour failure). Since then I have escaped from the horrors of a career in law but Graham is still working undercover at a big firm of city solicitors. Which is a good thing, otherwise we would have run out of material years ago. Anyway, as for reviews, The Independent on Sunday very nicely called the strip “a hilariously accurate canard on m’learned friends…the perfect gift for the legal eagle in your life”. I hope you agree. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Alex Steuart Williams is a cartoonist, film animator, writer and former barrister.
Over the past 25 years Alex has worked on around twenty five feature films, including “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”, “The Lion King”, “The Iron Giant”, and the last three “Harry Potter” movies.
He also writes and draws the cartoon strip “Queen’s Counsel” in The (London) Times, and has published many collections of the cartoons. He also runs an online animation school at www.animationapprentice.org
You can see Queen’s Counsel cartoons at www.qccartoon.com, where you can also buy original drawings and prints.
Alex’s most recent book is the Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus – the very best cartoons over the last two decades, celebrating 20 years in The Times.
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Robson Books Ltd; 1st edition (1 Jan 1995)
Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 13.2 x 1 cm