A Few Words About Me.
Way back in 1968 I was given a trial period as the Political and Social Cartoonist of The Daily Sketch. The trial period was to be for two days but lasted for the next 50 years. Nobody ever told me I’d got the job!
In 1970 The Daily Sketch was taken over by it’s sister paper The Daily Mail and I was part of the baggage that went with it.
Newspapers of course have to report on the latest news which can often be tragic or extremely serious. My brief was to cheer the content up by being funny about whatever was topical each day as well as well as from time to time making a heavy political comment when needed. I preferred that. I feel sorry for cartoonists who always have to make serious political comment.
My 50 years has been an incredible journey. I’ve had letters from Frank Sinatra, Margaret Thatcher, The Beatles, Archbishops, actors and many more from readers of The Daily Mail.
I’ve been fortunate enough to win “Cartoonist of the Year” several times but most importantly I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.