I have illustrated for most of my professional life. Much of my work has been commissioned by scientific publishers, and I have been making illustrations for science journals since 1992. In 2007 and then once more, in 2013, I designed exhibitions of comic art for the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme in Paris. These were huge undertakings, involving the eye of the illustrator to compose many hundreds of metres of frescoes, composed of comic book art, in addition to those of the designer, who prepared the images for printing. I have also worked for many years for the Journal of Cell Science, and for Cold Spring Harbour Press. More recently I have begun to write and illustrate my own books for children, and these are now available for purchase as e-books.
Image: Cover of Mountains and Mole Hills published by the Journal of Cell Science, (2012).
My main work has been through multiple series of drawings, for many of which I also wrote the textual elements. These are chiefly: The Post Docs of Rap – Comic strip series for Trends in Biochemical Sciences (1992 to 2002) of over a hundred episodes in a chronicle recounting the misadventures of two Post-Docs in a Life-Sciences Faculty. Caveman: Illustrations for opinion-editorial articles written in the Journal of Cell Science, original character creation, and illustrations from 2002 to 2006. Mole: Illustrations for opinion-editorial articles written in the Journal of Cell Science, original character création, and illustrations from 2006 to 2021; Mole was followed by the Molette and X-Gal illustrations for the same journal. Journal of Experimental Biology featured illustrations for Op-Ed articles, produced regularly from 2005 to 2010. Americans in Paris: Cartoon strip for the French Fashionista Magazine “Technikart”. Music Industry: Original illustration and artwork for a range of Independent musicians Christopher Culpo, Valentine’s Zoo, Brunt Off, Eric Ferrand-N’Kaoua’s recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. A series of about one hundred biochemical illustrations: Navigating Metabolism (Cold Spring Harbour Press)