I produced my first drawing (a cartoon of sorts) in 1958 when I was 22 months old and I have been drawing ever since. Although I enjoy expressing myself in a variety of genres, it was obvious from the start that cartoons were going to be a significant part of the mix.
Somehow, irrespective of the seriousness of the occasion, an idea for a cartoon will come bubbling to the surface. Being funny on paper requires more than drawing skills, though, and I have always been able to see the funny side of life and put it down on paper.
My career of some 36 years has been spent as a graphic designer in one field or another and the demand for cartoons has been never-ending. I have drawn for the fashion and textile industry, daily newspapers, friends birthdays in the form of cards, book publishing, magazines (mainly Getaway and Compleat Golfer — I was art director of both) and for a wide variety of clients in the last 15 years of running my own business. As long as I can draw, I will continue to draw cartoons!