Bob Moran is a British cartoonist, whose work has been published in many publications including, Morning Star, The Guardian and The Telegraph. On 12 October 2017, he was awarded the Cartoon Art Trust Award for Political Cartooning.[1] He was sacked from The Telegraph in October 2021.[2]


Moran attended Wellington School, Somerset and graduated from Falmouth University in 2008.[3] In 2010, he had a short period working for The Guardian before becoming the regular weekend cartoonist for The Daily Telegraph in 2011.

In 2015, Moran's animated short film, 'Father's Days', about the birth of his daughter, was published on The Daily Telegraph's website. The film has been screened in neonatal clinics, charities and parenting associations internationally.[4]

Moran has tweeted frequently about the COVID-19 pandemic, describing those who have been vaccinated as "dangerously misguided". On 13 October 2021, Press Gazette reported Moran had been sacked by The Telegraph for the sustained targeting of palliative care physician Rachel Clarke on Twitter in late September. One of his tweets said Clarke deserved to be "verbally abused" for advocating the wearing of face masks. It was removed by Twitter for breaking its guidelines.[2]


  • Runner Up Political Cartoon of the Year award from the Political Cartoon Society (2015)[5]
  • Shortlisted for a World Illustration Award by the AOI (2015)[6]
  • Honoree, Online Film & Video, The Webby Awards (2016)[7]
  • Cartoon Art Trust Award for Political Cartooning, 12 October 2017
  • COVID Cartoon of the Year award from the Political Cartoon of the Year Awards (2020)[8]


  1. ^ Official 2017 CAT Awards Guide, p14
  2. ^ a b Tobitt, Charlotte (13 October 2021). "Telegraph sacks cartoonist Bob Moran over Twitter posts targeting NHS doctor". Press Gazette. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Bob Moran". The Guardian. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  4. ^ Moran, Bob (2 August 2015). "How my daughter taught me the meaning of courage". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Congratulations to the 2015 winners". Ellwood Atfield Gallery. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  6. ^ "World Illustration Awards 2016". Association of Illustrators. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Father's Days The Webby Awards". Webby Award. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  8. ^ "WINNERS – POLITICAL CARTOON OF THE YEAR AWARDS". Ellwood Atfield Gallery. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2021.

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