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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-01-13

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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 ago.

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:- brook.sie@hotmail.co.uk, but don't leave it too late as there are only a limited number of books available.

 

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