Tony Husband
Tony Husband
Has been a full time cartoonist since 1984, and has been awarded cartoonist of the year 15 times.

All About Tony Husband

Tony co-devised and edited Oink comic; he also co-devised and wrote with Mark Rodgers and Pat Gallagher the children’s TV series Round The Bend for Hattrick Productions. This popular children’s television series ran for three seasons on Children’s ITV from 1989 to 1991 and was a Hat Trick production for Yorkshire Television, later repeated on Channel 4, The Children’s Channel and Nickelodeon UK and nominated for a RTS Award.

Tony’s work has appeared in many publications in Britain and abroad. Publications include The Times, The Sun, The Express, Private Eye, Punch and many more.

Following on from this, Tony co-wrote a children’s play Save the Human that toured the country, as well as co-writing Tony also designed the sets for it too.

Tony has had over 30 cartoon books published here and abroad.

Tony’s School Visits

Tony works with primary school students and year 7’s/8’s in secondary schools.

Tony delivers two cartoon workshops during his visit, one before lunch and one after lunch. During these workshops Tony works with single class sized groups. The aim of these workshops is to create a class comic.

Pupils are divided into groups of six and each group would create characters and stories, turning them into comic style scripts. From the ideas created by each of the groups a number of different plots will emerge to create the comic. In the session before lunch Tony would be showing the children how to draw cartoons and how to create characters and stories. After lunch students will be working on the ideas from the morning to prepare a comic package. Each group of six students will be supplying a page or two each for the comic. The comic could then be photo copied and handed around the school and for pupils to take home.

Tony will bring his own flip chart, pads and pens but the pupils will need A4 plain paper with black felt pens if possible.

Reviews & Recommendations

“Tony  is even funnier than I am.” Griff Rhys Jones

“He is consistently one of the funniest cartoonists around.” Michael Palin

“He is the Keith Richards of the cartoon world.” Dan Kieran

“I just wanted to let you know that Tony was brilliant when he visited our school for our Book Week. The children really enjoyed looking at his illustrations and he definitely inspired them to create their own characters. Thanks again.” Michelle – St Elizabeths, Richmond

“Just a note to thank you for organising our visit from Tony Husband today. It was our best Able Writers day so far. After only half an hour one of our boys turned round to me and said “Mrs Viney this is GREAT fun” then one of the girls said”This is SO much better than science!!!”All of the children were absorbed in their work for the entire day and produced some amazing cartoons with fantastic storylines. It gave them all the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild. ” Aileen – Bentley Primary

To Make a Booking

To make an enquiry about Tony Husband, or any of the other authors, poets & illustrators listed on this website, please email Trevor Wilson at trevor@caboodlebooks.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1535 656015

For more information please visit his wesite  www.tonyhusband.co.uk