Who the fuck are Modern Toss?
The scurrilous, global cult comic Modern Toss is the work of Jon Link and Mick Bunnage. As writers, cartoonists, and animators they’ve taken Modern Toss in many different directions - from challenging late night television to cutting edge advertising, international design magazines and greetings card ranges.
Modern Toss celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2014 with the release of A Decade in the Shithouse, a monolithic retrospective collection that traces the history of Toss from the very beginning, including classic cartoons, archive rarities, exhibition artwork, and exclusive director's commentary throughout. Featuring character favourites such as Cheese & Wine, Space Argument, Mr Tourette, Business Mouse, Drive-By Abuser, and Alan.
Over the last decade, Modern Toss artwork has been exhibited nationwide, with a Desperate Business cartoon housed permanently at the V&A Museum in London. Their Periodic Table of Swearing has become an international design icon and has been featured in Eye Magazine and Taschen’s 500-page Information Graphics collection. In 2013 The F**yeux Tapestry broke a world record for the longest cartoon with the word 'fuck' in it (103 metres). Modern Toss cartoons feature regularly in The Guardian, Private Eye, and the Sunday Times Style Magazine. In 2015 three new short Modern Toss animations appeared on BBC iPlayer: The Lady & the Fly, Orchestral Disturbance, and How I Survived University.
"Badly drawn, utterly foul-mouthed, mean spirited and misanthropic... also very, very funny." The Independent on Sunday
"Modern Toss is the Bach of comedy." The Daily Telegraph
"Takes you to areas of the brain seldom visited." The Times
"A pure-gold anarchist's doodle pad with a rare quality - an imagination all its own." The Metro
"Barely serviceable drawings." The Guide