Local cartoonist drawn to
writing children's books
A local cartoonist has decided to
branch out and try his artistic hand at writing children's book. George Brooks
who now lives in Halton has been a cartoonist for over 35 years, drawing all his
life as far back as he can remember. Now in his 60s, with a young attitude,
George has decided to make the bold move and release a book he wrote many years
The short rhyming story revolves around Pepe the Bandit and originated when his
then 8 year old daughter came home from school saying her teachers were looking
for parents to go into class and recite a poem, George said:- "My daughter
Rosie gave me the impression that this had all been agreed by the teachers,
however on the day, as I recited a short poem about Pepe it was clear from my
daughters surprise and embarrassment that this was not the case."
Fortunately for the wider public, the short poem and illustrations about Pepe
were a huge hit with Rosie's classmates and has now been developed into a
children's book that George hopes will be just as amusing now as it was over 12
years ago and at under £5 its bound to be a huge success. Born in Bootle, Liverpool
1 of 5 brothers 1 sister, George made the transition
from an engineer to a cartoonist after an accident to his hand meant he could no
longer continue in his field of work.
He soon discovered that not only his skills as a cartoonist but his vibrant and
larger than life personality made him popular as a caricaturist at various
events both corporate and non corporate, including working on the Orient
Express. In 1985 he became a member of the Cartoonist Club of Great Britain and
has illustrated many books and magazines over the years.
A popular choice for weddings, special occasions and corporate events George is
now hoping that his embarrassing day in school many years ago will now prove
just as successful as his career as a cartoonist has been.
Anyone wishing to purchase a copy of Pepe the Bandit can do so by emailing
George himself at:-
firstname.lastname@example.org, but don't leave it too late as there are only a limited
number of books available.
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