NickName: click53
Member since: 2/19/2010
Number of Images: 158
My name is Alan J. Benge, and I was born in 1947 - I am self employed as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator.

My work has been published in the media here in Australia, and also in the UK, mainly magazines and newspapers - cartoons, puzzles etc.

I enjoy creating vectors for stock photograph sites such as Featureppics. I just use a laptop, with Coreldraw graphics program. I draw my cartoons first freehand in a rough form, then scan them in and trace over using my finger on the touchpad mouse. It took me a while to get used to doing this, but I am finding it easier going now.

Am also interested in photography and travel, as well as working out, swimming and snorkelling.

I have a BA in English from victoria Uni in NZ, also a Diploma of Graphic design.