I draw caricatures as SQUIGGLY
I go to events, expos and weddings to draw cartoon portraits under the name SQUIGGLY.
People have a great laugh and you get to keep the pictures! Book me before I'm just too famous, dahhhling!
I have 30 years' experience as a professional cartoonist! I've been published by The New York Times, BBC Radio Bristol's magazine, The Damage (adult satire comic) and illustrated a book on organic farming. I've provided cartoons for Greenpeace, ICI, Venue (Bristol's listings mag), Bristol Poly (now UWE) and Marine Engineer (professional journal).
I have provided caricatures to commemorate numerous weddings, professional retirements, 21st, 40th and 50th birthdays and as special thankyou presents. See more of these on my Illustration page.
Faces in the news
Here are some recent well known faces from my political cartoon strip!
I draw serious portraits too. This one is drawn freehand in ink without tracing or pencil, looking at a 1929 photo by Imogen Cunningham of the cellist Gerald Warburg.
I drew a dozen people at the Movember charity gala evening in Bristol then when I got home I drew my own face, looking in a mirror. The tache I had grown that month wasn't really that long!
At the next Movember fundraising the London studio that I sometimes freelance for posted this bit of malarkey from me:
The New York Times Online published my cartoon portrait of the late worldwide legendary maths puzzlist Martin Gardner surrounded by his most famous challenges to his public. Yes, both his hands are supposed to be right hands; it's one of the puzzles.
Genius...and a cat
From my graphic guide to gravity (more about this on the contact page) here are Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Edmond Halley who worked out what Halley's comet is up to. There's also the beautifully weird sphynx cat that enchants an old friend of mine.