Geoff Tristram has been a highly successful professional artist and illustrator for over 35 years, and also a top flight cartoonist. He has worked for many well-known companies such as Penguin Books, Embassy World Snooker, Tarmac, Cadbury’s, Thornton’s, Past Times, Winsor and Newton, Reeves Paints, Paper Rose Greetings Cards, Ravensburger Puzzles and the BBC – to name but a handful. His artwork has been seen on fine art prints, collector’s plates, magazines, postage stamps, jigsaw puzzles, greetings cards, press advertisements, billboards and packaging, and he also accepts private commissions, especially enjoying portraiture.
As if this wasn’t enough, he is also a novelist and currently has eighteen comedies in the shops and on various websites such as Amazon, Waterstones, etc. When he is not at the drawing board or the computer keyboard, Geoff spends a lot of his time giving humorous talks about his frenetic career to all manner of societies, or visiting schools and colleges to hopefully inspire the students.
He was, once upon a time, apromising classical clarinettist too, but nowadays favours the somewhat noisier electric guitar. Oh yes, and he watches an awful lot of village cricket, which is just about the only thing that calms down his over-active mind!
His one regret is that he’s never been able to sing in a way that would give anyone pleasure, and his dearest wish is that someone will see sense (and profit) and adapt one of his beloved novels as a comedy film.
© Geoff Tristram 2023