Dan Bowden. Cartoonist/ illustrator. Creator of URBAN GERBILS the Comic strip
Previously published in The Camden New Journal, The Islington Tribune and The West End Weekly.
Part time cartoonist/illustrator/portrait artist: Open to commissions.
Raised in South East London on a TV diet of Tom and Jerry, Looney tunes and Snoopy
Drawing my own characters since age 10
Studied narrative image making at the London College of Communication in 2001
Had rough Urban Gerbils strip ideas before college, developed them, shelved them, rebooted them 2009 to present.
I Like to experiment with different styles of art. Cartooning is my main thing though.
My writing project, ‘SCARESVILLE’ is a novel I’ve been working on for quite a few years. I finally completed it recently, currently editing it for submission to potential agents.
Happily married to Vamperin (vamperin.deviantart.com/ ) We have two gorgeous daughters, Shayla-May and Alana and our 😜 crazy twin boys Eben and Elis.
Current Residence: North London
Favourite genre of music: indie/rock
Favourite style of art: Surreal
Operating System: Scalpel, Laughing gas
Favourite cartoon character: snoopy
Quote:“Nuns..No sense of humor!" :The Kurgen