|Tim Hunkin trained as an engineer, but then became a cartoonist, drawing the Rudiments of Wisdom for the Observer newspaper for 14 years. His next career was in television, writing and presenting three series called ‘The Secret Life of Machines’ for Channel 4 (see www.SecretLifeOfMachines.com). He now works mainly for museums, building interactive exhibits and curating and designing exhibitions. You can find more about Tim, and a full record of his work, at www.TimHunkin.com
Copyright. All cartoons and images on this website are copyright Tim Hunkin 1973-2001. All rights reserved. All other aspects of this web site other than the cartoons and images are copyright Tim Hunkin and Shane Frazer 2000-2003. All rights reserved.
cartoons appeared in the
Observer newspaper from 1973 to 1987. The very first ones were drawn for a
Cambridge student newspaper called Stop
Press in 1972. The idea for the strip occurred to me after looking
through the university library catalogue. Under the words like ‘odd’,
‘strange’, and ‘peculiar’ there were a number of books like Strange but true and Oddities
of Animal life. These books were full of obscure advice, odd facts and
ridiculous information. At first, the cartoons were not meant to be taken
at all seriously (the first one contained advice on how to draw cows).
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