One of the joys of the internet is that even the unlikeliest of things can find an appreciative audience and take off. Take McFadden's Cold War, for instance - though that's not to imply that it isn't genius.
According to Al Murray, "It's so funny you can't really parse it. To say any more might shatter the thing I love about it." True, but the Guardian's Andrew Male has had a commendable stab at summing it up as a "phantasmagoric photomontage world", "a blackly comic Twitter account where the likes of Trump, Kim, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson are pilloried in a purgatorial Albion of abandoned caravans, flat-roof pubs and dank laybys, amid a rogues' gallery of low-rent celebrities, serial killers, football managers and the ever present figure of [Steve] McFadden."
It turns out Murray isn't the account's only celebrity fan - Kathy Burke and Jon Savage are both quoted raving about it. (Though the latter's claim that the images' creator Coldwar Steve is "a modern-day Hogarth" is perhaps a little hyperbolic, given that he knocks them up "on the bus into work with a £3 phone app".)
Male has tracked down Coldwar Steve himself - aka Christopher Spencer - who reveals that making the photomontages has been a form of therapy. It's great to hear that he's found his way to a better place thanks to the account - and the fact that he's been able to make a lot of people (myself included) guffaw at their screens in the process is an added bonus.