This week – completely unexpectedly and totally out of the ether – I heard from two of my old school days friends from my boarding school; Billy and Adrian. Both mentioned the cartoons and caricatures I used to habitually draw (and which got me into quite a lot of trouble way back when – including the first of my four expulsions…but that’s another looooong story amigos!). Anyway, specifically for Adrian – and anyone else who may be interested – here are a few of my cartoons from our years of incarceration!
(Most of these caricatures are charcoal on paper – unless stated otherwise. No limited edition prints have been issued as yet…but perhaps if you ask me nicely I’ll see what can be arranged!!….)
This one’s my Housemaster, Fred (below).
This one is Malcolm. He used to teach Geography.
This is Mr C-B (the English teacher who followed on after Tim Suter). I’d like to type his nickname for you – but this is a family-friendly blog amigos!
This is Bugsy (that’s a nickname BTW!) – another English teacher.
This is Liz – one of the girls. They introduced girls into the 6th Form for the first time ever during my time at school – strange exotic creatures they were too!
This is Sally. I used to fancy Sally. About a year after I was kicked out for the fourth (and final) time, I met her by one of the weirdest coincidences ever at Vauxhall tube station in an absolutely bizarre encounter (…but that’s another story too!). (This one was Rotring pen on paper).
This is Sally at the school bar (…the bar was a ‘treat’ for the 6th formers). She’d just changed her hairstyle. I think I captured it rather well 🙂 (This one’s biro on a scrap of lined notebook paper!)
And here’s a self-portrait of Yours Truly from much the same era. (Yes, I still had hair in those days. As Billy said – it all seems such a looooong time ago now!!)