ABOUT JOHN

EVERYONE CAN DRAW CARTOONS-LET JOHN BYRNE PROVE IT TO YOU…LIVE!

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John Byrne has been a professional cartoonist, writer and live performer for over 20 years.

Originally from Dublin, Ireland, he has been based in the UK since 1993.  John’s cartoons and comic strips have appeared in a wide range of publications ranging from Private Eye, The Guardian  and The Stage to The Bookseller, Christian Herald, Media Week and the BBC’s in-house newspaper Ariel.

He has published numerous books for children and adults including many cartoon and joke books for publishers including Harper Collins, Random House and Puffin as well as ‘’how to’’ books on comedy writing, singing, dancing and of course several best selling books on the business of Cartooning. His book ‘Learn to Draw Cartoons’’ has now passed it’s 10th edition. Broadcast work has included stints as resident cartoonist on Nickelodeon TV and comedy and sitcom writing for Virgin Radio and BBC radio 4. He has also worked as a Communications and Education Officer for Unicef in Malawi, Central Africa where he first discovered the power of combining live theatre with education.

A former tutor at the National Museum of Cartoon Art, London and currently the Cartoon Diploma tutor at London Art College, John’s ‘Learn Cartooning Live’’ show has been a big hit at festivals, schools and community events for over a decade.

Frances Holland