I paid my way through university by freelancing for various clients, including Madness, before setting up as a full-time cartoonist in 1996. Since then, I have worked for commercial clients, such as UBS, Jongleurs & Anglia TV.
In 2001, I began producing political caricatures for the Sunday Telegraph, the Scotsman, The Times Educational Supplement, Time Out, the Sun, and the Daily Mail.
In 2008, I created a cover and wrote/illustrated historical spreads for various QI Annuals. This, coupled with a regular cartoon slot for History Today, set me thinking about the possibilities of popular history, and the The Gin Lane Gazette idea was born.