A little bit more about Modern Toss
Jon Link and Mick Bunnage are the lords of misrule behind the stylish and hilariously scurrilous cult comic Modern Toss.
As writers, cartoonists and animators their work has tickled almost every edge of the contemporary 360 degree media platform - from challenging late night television to cutting edge advertising, from international design magazines to greetings cards racks .
Their first TV series broadcast on Channel 4 in 2006 entitled quite simply 'Modern Toss', was a groundbreaking mixture of blunt-talking, animated characters with bizarre and surreal live action. Described as "badly drawn, utterly foul mouthed, mean spirited and misanthropic, it's also very, very funny" by The Independent on Sunday, the series won almost universal critical plaudits and was nominated for a Rose D 'Or award in 2009. Their second series was snapped up and broadcast in the U.S in 2009.
t-size: 9pt; color: #060704; font-family: Helvetica;">In 2009 they wrote, designed and directed a highly acclaimed animation short - Work Experience - based on cartoons they drew regularly for The Guardian newspaper. Their most recent project has been writing and producing Chaos Laboratories - a live action, sci-fi comedy starring Paul Kaye and Simon Day for BBC Comedy.
They have had two previous gallery exhibitions in Brighton and last summer presented a musical evening of their cartoons, complete with voice actors and a live orchestra, to celebrate the Brighton Arts Festival. The highly collectible 'Buy More Shit Or We're All Fucked' plastic bag, part of their 'Improperganda' inspirational range, was designed for an exhibition in the same festival.
There are five books of Modern Toss cartoons available, published by Macmillans in the UK and the US, the most recent being 'All You Can Eat Of HomeClubber'. A slim volume of verse from the Drive By Abuser is also available.