2016 was the first year I managed to get myself organised for Inktober. I decided to illustrate sayings.
After putting a few of these up with the sayings, my friend Mick said it would be better if he could guess them. So I began to put them up without captions (answers below). NB. I’ve since coloured some of the ink drawings. (more…)
Arctic Circle is my bread and butter, but I have a few side projects as a professional cartoonist and one of them is illustrating books. Usually I illustrate other people’s books (The More I See of Men, the More I Love My Dog; The Oddies children’s book series; The Art of Cartooning and Illustration; to name a few), but about ten years ago I wrote one of my own. I sent Hoover the Hungry Dog out to lots of publishers and got some good feedback, but didn’t get a deal because, though they liked the story and the characters, they thought the illustrations were too cartoony and that there needed to be more texture to the colours. (more…)