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I have been a full-time professional cartoonist since 1999, after many years as an architect in London. I was one of the first UK cartoonists to convert to producing fully digital artwork and was instrumental in promoting its acceptance in other countries.

I am a member of the Professional Cartoonists Organisation, an association I helped form a few years ago, created to promote the use of cartoons and to raise the profile of cartoonists in the UK. I am also a member of the British Cartoonists Association and the Cartoonists Club of Great Britain. From 2002 to 2006 I was the international president of the Federation of Cartoonists Organisations (FECO).

The Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival was originated by me in 2004, and has been held every April since. It is the longest running cartoon festival in the UK and has become the inspiration and model for newer events elsewhere in the country..

I have had one-man exhibitions my work in the UK, Turkey, Czech Republic, Croatia and Belgium. I have been a judge on international cartoon contest juries in the UK, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine, Romania, Northern Cyprus and Belgium and I have won awards in several competitions.

I have had two cartoon books published in the US on the subject of computer aided design ("Cartoon Aided Design" and "Cue Pixels, Action!") and four collections in the UK ("Assembled Cartoons", "The Countryside Cartoon Joke Book", "Layers? - What Layers?" and "Out of the Shed"). A collection of my cartoons was also published in China.

I live in a village on the Herefordshire/Shropshire border, near the medieval town of Ludlow, in rural England somewhat near Wales. I sing in the local choir, play guitar in a trio, run the village folk club and a local entertainment troupe.