/ Key title Written by one half of the Fluck and Law partnership, which produced Spitting Image for many years, this book will catch up with creative spirit Roger Law. Having reached the ripe old age of sixty, Law reminiscences about his life and chronicles all the behind the scenes drama at 'Spitting Image' that's fit to print! / Written in Law's unique biting, satirical style: Bill Bryson meets Victor Meldrew. / The book will contain sketches from the Spitting Image days, plus drawings from Law's most recent spell as 'Artist in Residence' at Sydney National Art School. / Serial to run in the Daily Telegraph / An exhibition will be organised at The Newsroom, London, to coincide with book launch, which will guarantee coverage in the Guardian and Observer. / Roger Law will promote his autobiography both in the UK and in the Commonwealth. / Spitting Image was voted one of the top 50 most influential programmes ever broadcast by Broadcast Magazine
Roger Law was born and brought up in England's bleak Fen Country. Law made his escape from the family construction firm by going to art school in Cambridge, where he met Peter Fluck, who would collaborate with him on many projects including the satirical puppet show Spitting Image, after which he shipped himself to Australia. In Sydney he secured something like a base as 'artist in residence' in the Bondi Pavillion. Rarely in residence, Law spends most of his time travelling around and drawing that sunburnt country. Some of the fruits of these travels were featured in his exhibitions at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery and The Fine Art Society in London.
'Spitting Image was at one point a more effective option than the Labour Party... hilarious, funny and savagely critical... nothing since has been as biting as these brilliant puppets.' Broadcast Magazine