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 King's School Bruton boarding
school in the heart of the beautiful English countryside I
spent a year doing voluntary
with Project Trust 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 had 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 for Wall's Ice Cream. Much of my work can still be seen in bins
around the UK and Europe.
In 2000 I decided to pursue my lifelong ambition of becoming a cartoonist and worked as an illustrator for kids school books. Then 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 first syndicated by King
Features in 2008.
I'm now the cartoonist for my new whiteboard animation business called Doodle Ads. We produce very engaging quick drawn cartoon explainer videos..
A champion 400m sprinter in my youth I still enjoy running today although at a far more leisurely pace. In fact I'd rather be on my bicycle!
live in the wonderful city of Manchester, England, with the utterly gorgeous Alison. I have two grown up children, Kristian and Esme, both of whom make me very proud, every day.
Standing almost 6'6” in height I hit my head a lot and hate clothes shopping.