Times Like These: Graphic Reports of Modern Life


‘Deceptively intelligent and exceptionally moreish.’ Charlie Brooker

The latest collection of Private Eye’s popular reportage column Scene & Heard.

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Times Like These is very, warmly human, and personal … It’s a fascinating series of snapshots of society, drawn – literally – from all walks of life.’  Forbidden Planet International 

‘[Times Like These] is a ride through humanity. Which, yes, is often hideous but the details are fascinating. Greene’s pen-line makes sure of that.’  Bleeding Cool 

Discover the truth behind the headlines with this collection of Private Eye’s popular reportage column Scene & Heard, including previously unseen sketches and reports.

David Ziggy Greene travels the country asking questions and sketching scenes of modern life. His detailed, funny, astute works of graphic reportage – at protests and festivals, cycle rides, farms and prisons – reveal the human cost of policy and the profound local impact of legislation. This new collection of columns also contains much brand new material – including a series of insightful sketches of human hubs such as A&E, the tube and the courts.

With a foreword by Mark Thomas.

‘Unusually for modern journalism, Scene & Heard leaves the reader with more questions than fourth-hand conjecture masquerading as insight. As brutally honest as one might hope. Brilliant.’ ​Rufus Hound

‘With his beautiful illustrations and incisive words, David Greene is one of the most important cartoonists working today.’ David Squires, Guardian cartoonist

‘It’s the gentle warmth of Greene’s approach that gives these stories their unexpected power; the understated humaneness of watching and listening and composing these snapshots of modern public political life.’ Samira Ahmed, BBC Front Row

 ​‘A refreshing piece of unbiased reporting in a sea  of cynicism.’ Miranda Sawyer

‘Fantastic.’ Chris Riddell

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