Tuesday 8 October 2013

Martin Handford and "Where's Wally"

Interestingly I was making busy pictures with lots of people at the same time the illustrator Martin Handford was  creating the first Where's Wally titles.

I was creating several epic Bible story pictures: single images that each
told the whole story.  One of these, Escape from Egypt (Where's Moses?) was selected by the Association of Illustrators for their annual, an honour I shared that year with Martin Handford.

As a result I received a succession of requests for my "busy pictures", as did Martin, who referred at least two clients to me when he was much too busy doing more Wally books.  One of them said Martin had told him that I was better than him.  This is not true.  We are both great, in our own ways.