Steve Bell - Cartoonist/Author
I've been drawing in some form or another as far back as I can remember. It has often been an enjoyable and content place to be, sometimes a bit of a refuge. I got fascinated with cartooning in the late 70's getting into all sorts of books of cartoons, especially Footrot Flats. I got into trying to work out how different expression were achieved, how the drawings, with their captions, could tell a story. Often copying them freehand, which helped me understand them, I eventually started to do my own style.
These days I have the joy of drawing with others, including my ten year old son, sometimes passing on a few tips or drawing on a blank page together to see what happens.