In 1996, Political Cartoonist of the Year Peter Brookes launched a series of cartoons in THE TIMES called NATURE NOTES. The world of NATURE NOTES is a place where the great and the good become the small and the furry; the edible and the biodegradable: the Labour cabinet is a bunch of asparagus, genus name 'asparrogance'; Ken Livingstone is a constrictor - 'mayoris snakeinthegrassus'; Charles Kennedy metamorphosises into a chees- and wine-coiffing mouse. Anything is possible - John Prescott can even become a Great Tit. NATURE NOTES' fourth volume brings together over fifty new illustrations. Covering the period from September 2001 to March 2004, each cartoon takes as its theme a news story of the time. A revealing commentary on the current obsession with Wars on Terror, the continuing spin of the New Labour government and a hilarious succession of merciless character studies.
Peter Brookes is the political cartoonist for THE TIMES. He was voted Political Cartoonist of the year in 1996 and 1998, and Cartoonist of the Year in the British Press Awards in 2002.