As a child, I used to set myself cartoon drawing examinations in the hope that one day I’d be good enough to be a syndicated cartoonist.
After 5 great years at boarding school in the heart of the beautiful English countryside I spent a year doing volunteer work in Egypt where I survived a plane crash. On my return to the UK I enrolled in classes at the Epsom School of Art but having accidentally left all my work on the train one day I was forced to abandon college and look for a job. I was lucky enough to find work as a studio junior in a small advertising agency where I learned to be a graphic designer. In the years following I helped run a small design agency where my specialty was designing ice lolly wrappers. Much of my work can still be seen in trash cans around the UK and Europe.
In 2000 I decided to pursue my lifelong ambition of becoming a cartoon illustrator and have been working as an illustrator of children’s schoolbooks ever since.
In 2002, I created the comic strip ‘Ollie and Quentin’ as an homage to all the poor lugworms that I’d used as bait while sea fishing in my youth. ‘Ollie and Quentin’ was launched by King Features in the United States and Internationally on January 7th 2008.
A champion 400m runner in my youth I still enjoy running and regularly race over 10k.
I live in the beautiful town of Guildford near London, England, with my two lovely kids. Standing almost 6’6” in height I am hoping to be the tallest cartoonist in syndication.
I have a fear of meeting the Queen and accidentally curtseying.