By David Saunders, Health Editor | UPDATED: 08:28, 29 May 2020
19 year old Zoom Rockman has released a new t-shirt series that features his latest cartoon ‘Sad Rainbow’ as seen in the current issue of Private Eye Magazine alongside their main Medical Doctor report.
Zoom explains ‘I noticed how everyone is displaying rainbows as symbols of hope in their windows and realised that by simply adding two dots you could question how they are actually feeling during this time of lockdown.
I’m hoping this campaign will help people of all ages open up about what’s going on for them during lockdown and seek out support if needed even if it’s just a chat.’
Zoom is encouraging people to upload photos of themselves wearing the t-shirts to social media using the hash tag #SadRainbow
All proceeds go to MIND.
Zoom Rockman, born in 2000, is a British artist and satirist whose comic strip, Skanky Pigeon first appeared in the Beano when he was 12 years old. Aged 16, he became the youngest cartoonist in Private Eye Magazine history and has since become a regular contributor.
Described as “A rising star with edgy wit and genuine cultural awareness well beyond his years.” The Evening Standard named Zoom as one of the most influential Londoners under 25. His award-winning comic, ‘The Zoom!’, stocked by Tate Modern and Somerset House, has attracted wide critical acclaim for its funny and irreverent critique of urban life and developed a cult following Zoom’s art humours and heroes the everyday grime and energy of London life and has become increasingly collectible.
His first solo exhibition at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden was a sell-out.
Zoom is Young Ambassador for the world’s biggest arts charity, The Big Draw. He is passionate about promoting the importance of creativity in all school subjects and has been invited to speak about this at the House of Commons, Advertising Industry events and Art galleries across the UK. Zoom was ‘Artist in Residence’ at ‘Simpsons in The Strand’ Restaurant in London in 2018.
He is a member of ‘The Professional Cartoonist Association’ and ‘The British Cartoonist Association’ and the winner of the Mel Calman Pocket Political Cartoon of the Year 2019. Zoom is currently studying Graphic Design at Central Saint Martin’s, London and working on a series of illustrations for a book due out in the autumn.