Our family lived in small town the bush in Rhodesia. Being rather isolated we evolved into bunch of storytellers and artists. On the long train trips from our hometown to the Big City Salisbury I entertained the family by drawing (they were basically cartoons) fellow passengers and then they would have to guess who was the unfortunate victim. A career in the arts was not regarded as a real “job” but I managed to convince my parents that it could be and so I was the first one to follow this career path. I studied Commercial Art and Design at Bulawayo Technical College. After I completed may studies my first move was to Cape Town to be a photographer in the SA Navy thus doing my national service and starting my career at the same time! My cartooning, illustrating and writing skills were developed when I joined a national magazine company a layout artist. Here we could do freelance illustration and thus supplement or income. I even had the opportunity to create and develop a comic strip character for one of the publications.
Presently I freelance and illustrate mainly for publishers and I have a Facebook page dedicated to my two grand daughters that live over the pond by the Queen and if you wish to see their page go to: https://www.facebook.com/alphabethandkapannah