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Steadman is renowned for his political and social caricatures, cartoons, and for illustrating a number of picture books. Some awards won for his work include the Francis Williams Book Illustration Award for Alice in Wonderland, the American Society of Illustrators' Certificate of Merit, the W H Smith Illustration Award for I Leonardo, the Dutch Silver Paintbrush Award for Inspector Mouse, the Italian Critica in Erba Prize for That's My Dad, the BBC Design Award for postage stamps, the Black Humour Award in France, and several Designers and Art Directors Association Awards. He was voted Illustrator of the Year by the American Institute of Graphic Arts in 1979. Steadman had a long partnership with the American journalist Hunter S. Thompson, drawing pictures for several of his articles and books. He accompanied Thompson to the Kentucky Derby for a Scanlan's magazine article, to the Honolulu Marathon for Running magazine, and illustrated both Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72.