After a brief period at the Royal College of Art in London, Gerald Scarfe established himself as a satirical cartoonist, working for Punch magazine and Private Eye during the early sixties. He has had many exhibitions worldwide, including New York, Osaka, Montreal, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago and London, and 50 one-man shows. He has designed the sets and costumes for plays, operas and musicals in London, Houston, Los Angeles and Detroit. His film work includes designing and directing the animation for Pink Floyd’s The Wall. He has written and directed many live action and documentary films for BBC and Channel 4. His latest book, Monsters, was published in September 2008. He has been political cartoonist for the London Sunday Times for 40 years, and has worked for The New Yorker magazine for 14 years. He received a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2008. At LA Opera, his design work has been seen in The Magic Flute (1993, 1998, 2002, 2009), Orpheus in the Underworld (1989) and Fantastic Mr. Fox (1998).