The scurrilous, global cult comic Modern Toss is the work of Jon Link and Mick Bunnage. As writers, cartoonists, designers and animators they’ve taken Modern Toss in many different directions.
Their TV series, first broadcast on Channel 4 in 2006 (& 30+ countries), was a ground breaking mix of blunt-talking, animated characters with bizarre and surreal live action. The two series won unanimous critical praise and received a Rose D’Or nomination in 2009. Acclaimed sitcom Work Experience was broadcast on E4 and in 2011, Chaos Laboratories, a live action, sci-fi theme (Paul Kaye and Simon Day) was commissioned by BBC Online.
The brilliant Business Mouse cartoon was broadcast on Channel 4 in August 2012 and picked up a Royal Television Society Award. Robin of Essex also debuted in 2012 with Channel 4 online. Along with a showing of Modern Toss, Channel Four commissioned five promos for their Funny Fortnight in August 2012. Jon and Mick are currently developing a new TV series for broadcast in 2014.They exhibited for a second year at Somerset House Pick Me Up design festival in 2013 and created the world’s longest cartoon strip. They have now released their 8th comic, entitled Route One Bollocks. The previous comic ‘Buy More Shit Or We’re All Fucked’, formed part of their inspired ‘Improperganda’ range. Their innovative, hilarious ‘Periodic Table of Swearing’ has gone from print, to an actual table (exhibited at Latitude festival), to become established as an international design icon. The V&A featured their work recently as part of Private Eye’s 50th birthday celebration. ‘Desperate Business’, a series of recession inspired cartoons for Private Eye was published as a book in 2012. Their work features regularly in The Guardian and Private Eye magazine.