At the time, neither I nor my old art school friend John Martin had much in the way of employment. John had worked briefly as a theatrical set designer before deciding that selling art was a much better idea than making it, and he had just founded what would later become a very successful art gallery in London's Albemarle St.
|Ronnie Smiles, "a comet across the art world"|
Ronnie’s long-suffering assistant Oliver had to put up with Ronnie’s vanity and at the same time try to scrape a living making sales to unsuspecting tourists. Meanwhile both of them had to massage the ego of Sergio, The World’s Greatest Living Artist.
|Sergio, the World's Greatest Living Artist|
Queen’s Counsel in The Times. With a weekly cartoon strip the ideas are almost always bubbling away on the back burner, whereas a monthly strip somehow disappears from view until the deadline looms.
In the end the strip got cancelled, but it was huge fun - while it lasted.