Christine Jopling and Monster

I was the kid in school who got ‘done’ by Miss for drawing cartoons instead of Proper Art in class.

I couldn’t help it then, and, to be honest, nothing’s changed.

I’ve been a milkman’s gopher, a graphic designer, got a degree in weaving and worked at Woolies. Meanwhile, I’ve always been drawn to drawing: inspired by Bob Godfrey, Ronald Searle and Quentin Blake, the Pink Panther, traditional sign writing and sweetie wrappers.

Now over 20 years a freelance illustrator, I’m still noodling and doodling - happy to hand-letter a wedding reading or a wall, paint British Birds or beer bottles, or ink in aliens and armadillos.

Selected clients

Capital One

Campaign for Real Ale

Country Publications (Dalesman)

Crown House Publishing

F J Warren

Galaxy of Graphics

HA Interiors

Hanson White

Henry Ling

J Arthur Dixon

Max Fortune

Nomadic Beers

Palgrave Macmillan


Paper Magic


Staffordshire Tableware

Sunrise Greetings

Victor Stationery

Wells & Youngs Brewery

WharfeBank Brewery