Cartoonist, comic stripper, and book illustrator. Appears every fortnight in Private Eye (Forgotten Moments in Music History), has also worked for Penguin, Random House, The Times, Spectator, Reader's Digest, The Beano (Billy Whizz) and The Dandy, to name but a few.
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Monday, 25 July 2011

Robin Hood cartoon in the RD

A couple of my cartoons in the Reader's Digest this month. Unusually they were commissioned, to illustrate the Money pages. Knowing a cartoon is going to be published gives the opportunity to put a bit more into the drawing than you can generally afford to with speculative submissions. Regular visitors will know how much i like drawing trees and wooded areas, so i was pleased when they went for a Robin Hood scenario among the roughs i offered...  
'We rob the rich and give reliable investment advice to the poor'

I was on a bit of a tight deadline, and looking at the composition as it neared, i did think if i'd had more time i might have made sure it didn't look like there's a tiny Will Scarlett balanced on the end of the branch Robin's standing on...

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