I'm Penrith and Southampton's finest talent of cartooning.
Known to readers as "Al Welch", Alexander Elliott-Welch was born on Friday 17th January 1992 at a hospital in Penrith, Cumbria. Three months later, his family moved down south to Southampton, where he currently living. From c.1997 until July 2003, he went to Netley Court School (now Springwell School), and then from September 2003 until June 2008, he was learning at Red Lodge School (from April 2007, it is called Great Oaks School) From September 2008 until July 2014, he did Art and Design at Southampton City College.
He has recently finished a three-year course in Illustration at Southampton Solent University, and he has just been graduated.
Apart from being an artistic need, he's keen on sporting. He's a member of the Basingstoke Disabilities Gymnastics Group, a member of the Hampshire Hurricanes tag rugby team, and has a membership with Active Nation. He was formerly a member of the Southampton Gymnastics Special Needs Group until mid-2012.
His favourite films and television programmes include: AoSTH, SatAM, Spitting Image, Sesame Street, Terrahawks, Betty Boop, Looney Tunes, Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Mr Men Show, Police Camera Action, Mickey Mouse, Kimba the White Lion, Children's BBC Idents, The Sooty Show, Shirt Tales, Pound Puppies, Tiswas, NOT Sw*p Sh*p, QI, Homestar Runner, The Powerpuff Girls (original), Spongebob Squarepants, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Saturday Night Live
His favourite music types are: Football Songs, Television Themes, Genesis, E.L.O., Queen, Stranglers, Richard Harvey, Madness, Disney Music, Dance Music of the Eighties. The Chicken Song, Novelty Music, Comedy Songs, Catchy Music, Stock Atkien and Waterman, They Might Be Giants, Geek rock, Children's music, Eurovision Song Contest
His favourite comics and books are: Private Eye, Asterix, The Beano, The Dandy, Garfield, Sonic the Hedgehog Comics, Mr.Men, The Daily Mail, Animation Art, The Art of Hanna-Barbera, Sesame Street - Storybook ABCs, Webcomics, Popeye, If... (by Steve Bell), Peter Brookes
Current Residence: Southampton
deviantWEAR sizing preference: 15.5 inches for the Neck
Favourite genre of music: Dance Music of the Eighties, Catchy Music, Eurovision
Favourite style of art: Comics, Graphic Novels
Operating System: Either Windows XP or Mac (Mostly Mac)
MP3 player of choice: Creative Zen
Favourite cartoon character: Miles "Tails" Prower, Homestar Runner
Personal Quote: "If you're a copycat git, you're not pinching my ideas!"