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Simon Drew Mugs

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About the artist

Simon Drew Mugs

Simon Drew has combined his zoological training, his skill as a draughtsman, and his inventive approach to languages to create a unique and highly popular comic art.

Simon Drew was born in Reading on 9 October 1952, and was educated locally at Bradford College, Berkshire. After reading Zoology at Exeter University, he trained as a teacher at Reading University and taught for five years in West Sussex. In 1981, he established his own gallery in Dartmouth for the sale of illustrations, paintings and the work of studio potters, which – since 1985 – has been short-listed by the British Crafts Council for its high standards. A Book of Bestial Nonsense appeared in 1986 and set the tone for a series of books, cards and mugs that marry delightful images of mainly wildlife subjects with quirky, punning captions.


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