I’ve always used humour in my work and as a printmaker had a preference for graphic images, but my  recent focus on cartooning came about as a result of an encounter with the legendary American cartoonist Robert Crumb and his wife Aileen.  She gave me a copy of her autobiography (which I highly recommend) and I’ve been hooked on cartooning ever since…  Although I’ve been drawing Bluna bird figures for many years, the full-blown character of H.M.H Bluna really made her first appearance in this tribute cartoon to Aileen Kominsky Crumb.