The Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection is delighted to announce the acquisition the archive of cartoonist and writer Mel Calman (1931-1994).
Melville (Mel) Calman was best known for his ‘Little Man’ cartoons featured in the Daily Express, The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer, The Sunday Times and The Times. Calman studied illustration at St Martins School of Art before becoming a freelance cartoonist in 1956. He varied career included being the resident cartoonist on BBC’s Tonight programme and designing adverts for Shell. Later in his life he championed his medium and co-founded the Cartoon Arts Trust, the organisation behind the Cartoon Museum in London.