Freelance Cartoonist for over 20 years
Biography: Nick Lyons has been a cartoonist for over 20 years, brought up in Alderley Edge Cheshire, England. He started seriously at aged 11, influenced by cartoonists Norman Thelwell, Ronald Searle, Robert Crumb, Paul Sample and Jan Sanders and the cartoons in Private Eye and Punch. At 14 Nick drew a cartoon poster of his Alderley Edge cricket club the AECC and sold prints behind the bar,from then on the rest is history. At 18 he worked as a resident cartoonists for the Publishers D.C. Thompsons in Scotland, drawing zany cartoons for The Beano and The Dandy and many of their other 40 comics, magazines and newspapers. Two years later Nick moved to Bordeaux in France working as a freelance cartoonist doing gags for Bordeaux newspaper Sud Ouest, local magazines, for the advertising agencies, many wine surf cartoons, jokes and exhibitions. It was here when Nick first started hiding a frog and snail in his cartoons. Finding work for a national magazine Lui in Paris Nick decided to settle in Val d`Isere in the French Alps. Still sending work to Paris and Bordeaux, he drew many ski cartoons, created Joe Powder, ski posters, ski prints and sent work back to London., the summers he resided back on the Atlantic coast doing surf prints, wine prints, t-shirts, newspaper gags and coming up with next winters postcards and sweatshirt designs After 15 years of this nomadic life Nick returned to London and the south coast of England, still running to and fro back to France.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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