Ralph Steadman was born in 1936. He began his career as a cartoonist and through the years diversified into many fields of creativity. He has illustrated such classics as Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island and Animal Farm.
While his own books include lives of Sigmund Freud and Leonardo da Vinci with Hunter S. Thompson he collaborated in the birth of GONZO journalism, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He is also a printmaker and has traveled the world's vineyards and distilleries for Oddbins, which culminating in his two prize-winning books, The Grapes of Ralph and Still Life With Bottle.