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Why Ralph Steadman wanted to make Boris Johnson into a Big Issue cover star

8 monthes ago   |   By The Big Issue

For more than 50 years Ralph Steadman has been an establishment terroriser, capturing the monstrous and maniacal aspect of anyone powered by ambition and ego in his, to use the words of his long-time collaborator, the US journalist Hunter S Thompson, filthy scribblings.
The surrealist extremist, now 83, has sidestepped politics in recent years but is drawn to the personalities of today like a moth to the flame, and has created the image of our prime minister on this week's cover exclusively for The Big Issue .
“I saw him as a scatty clown,” Steadman says from his house and studio in Kent...
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