Many, many, many of us have imaginary friends as children. Those of us who are writers or artists have an added bonus of being able to realise them in word or image. One of the very first creations of mine were the Doodle Bugs. Small, pencil beings with arms legs and faces (and a cheeky personality). They perched on my shoulders and watched as I drew. (I drew a lot and was raring without a drawing book and pencil).
Obviously the Doodle Bugs made many appearances in my drawing books for years when I was but a lad and they looked a little bit like this. I’m hoping to revisit a few more of my childhood friends and share them with you in my blog over the coming weeks. I hope you like them.