Steve Bell’s original strip cartoon Maggie’s Farm appeared in Time Out and City Limits magazines from 1979 until 1987 and since 1981 he has written and drawn the daily If… strip in the Guardian. In addition, since 1990 he has produced four large free-standing cartoons a week on the leader pages.
His Bristol 2014 artwork 'The New World’ is partly inspired by Paul Nash’s painting ‘We Are Making a New World'. It was displayed in the Re-membering II exhibition at the RWA. Steve Bell also spoke about the commission at the First World War Day: Bristol 2014 Arts Projects event on 15 November at Watershed.