Bloghorn Artist of the Month for April is Noel Ford.
Noel was regular contributor to Punch magazine for almost 20 years and is a former editorial cartoonist for the Daily Star. Currently, he is editorial cartoonist for half a dozen national UK publications and he also produces work for calendars, greeting card and book illustration (including the Grumpy Old Men series of books). He has won a number of national and International awards including The United Nations (Cartoonists Against Drug Abuse), The Australian Cartoonists’ Association (The Lindsays Cartoon Awards) and the National Canine Defense League – in association with Bonio dog biscuits (for Dog Cartoonist of the Year :)) Yes, really – Ed.
Noel told Bloghorn how he creates his cartoons:
The first tools-of-my-trade were the traditional ink line and wash media, colours being added with inks and, later, using Edding and Pantone markers. Around 1997, I discovered digital media and soon all my work was being created directly on-screen using a digitising tablet and stylus. The very first digital cartoon in Punch, a full page colour cartoon, was mine (though they may not have realised because I printed it out and sent it in as hard copy).
My current set-up is A4 oversize Wacom Intuos 3 tablet, Dual-core G5 Mac, dual displays (20” for menus and 23” for drawing) and Corel Painter software.