Wednesday, 4 February 2015


I was a gamekeeper for many years, but quickly started to see that slaughtering wildlife was not a great way to earn a living. So I stopped all fieldsports and became a naturalist and cartoonist instead. 

I found cartooning was a great way to make my point without causing offence, and I drew cartoons for many different magazines...

Strangely enough, although I was ridiculing hunting, fishing and shooting they still published them. I have a theory that the editors secretly agreed with my politics and found a sort of cathartic resonance and an appeasement of their own discomfort through printing my cartoons.

Or maybe they just wanted to sell magazines :)

Here are just a few of the long series called 'Ric's Tips for Keepers'....enjoy...