Artist of the month: Pete Dredge
September 5, 2007 in Events
Pete sold his first cartoon to Punch in 1976 and has been going strong ever since. He has been a regular contributor of gag cartoons and cartoon strips to Private Eye for many years – as well as working for many other publications and businesses.
In between all the work, Pete also managed to set up and run a highly successful cartoon festival in his hometown of Nottingham. Sadly, this eventually became a victim of its own success and got too big for Pete and his volunteer team to maintain without the help a funded, full or part-time, organiser. At this point, the Arts Council failed its audition for the role of hero.
There’s an interview with the enterprising Mr Dredge, courtesy of BBC Nottingham, here.
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