ABOUT SMUG BEAR
Smug Bear is jam-packed with great humour from some of the best cartoonists, writers and illustrators around. All the content is refreshingly politics-free and rated PG, so you can share the laughter with your nearest and dearest. Guaranteed to lift your spirits.
Click below to meet some of our regular contributors.
Mark Guthrie, cartoonist, www.markguthrie.biz
Mark is an Australian, who’s career began on a dairy farm before he succumbed to two degrees (BA Fine Art, BA Visual Art) with a few years’ backpacking in between. He then worked as an Assistant Animator for Disney in Australia for six years on several box office sequels (Little Mermaid 2, Lady and the Tramp 2, Peter Pan-Return to Neverland, Jungle Book 2, Lion King 3 and others). Since 2004, Mark has been a freelance cartoonist and illustrator for clients including The Daily Telegraph, Pearson Education and The Disney Channel.
Theresa McCracken, cartoonist, www.mchumor.com
Theresa (T-) McCracken is a cartoonist, writer, historian and naturalist. She lives with her dog, Sammy, in Oregon, where apparently, a single woman has a better chance of being abducted by space aliens than of finding a compatible partner…When not illustrating, she also leads nature hikes on the Oregon Coast and the Redwoods in Northern California. Her cartoons and illustrations have appeared in newspapers and magazines, large and small, around the world.
Clive Goddard, cartoonist, www.clivegoddard.com
Clive is chairman of the UK’s Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation (PCO) which represents and supports the country’s finest cartoon artists. He decided to be a gag cartoonist as soon as he was old enough to hold a crayon and was hired to create cartoon strips for a local Newbury newspaper at just 19 years old. A mere thirty years later he finally sold a cartoon to his first national publication; Private Eye. His client list has since expanded significantly to include; New Statesman, Prospect, Playboy, the BBC, the NHS, Mars Confectionary amongst many others. He also illustrated a bunch of the ‘Horrible’ children’s books and has written three comedy adventure novels for kids.
René Bindslev, cartoonist, www.rb-tegnestue.com
René began his professional cartoonist career after many years working in graphic layout and has been a full-time cartoonist since 2005. He has drawn thousands of cartoons since then and is now one of the most published Danish cartoonists. He is a regular contributor to the Danish magazine Hudibras and to many other media houses, puzzle companies, publishers and organisations. René has been published worldwide and besides his cartoons for newspapers and magazines he has also created illustrations for books, colouring books, greeting cards, puzzles and much, much more…
Ian Baker, cartoonist and comedy writer, www.ianbakercartoons.co.uk
Ian is one of the most widely published cartoonists and comedy writers in the UK. His work has been published in major national and international publications worldwide, including Private Eye, Punch, The Times, National Lampoon, Esquire, The Oldie, Nickelodeon, Saga Magazine, Reader’s Digest and The Spectator. He has created work for major advertising campaigns, greeting cards and book publishing, including authoring his own humour title, “The Codgers’ Kama Sutra” and his James Bond caricatures have become highly collectible. Ian has also worked as a script writer in television, working on popular comedy sketch shows.