Although he grew up rarely without paper and a pencil in his hand, Dick Bogie left school with the words "you've got to have a trade in your fingers" ringing in his ears.
Dick's working life started as an apprentice to an engineering firm near Knutsford, in Cheshire. Whilst learning the trade, he continued drawing and painting in his spare time and a number of paintings were displayed at local exhibitions. These sold well and so he was encouraged to broaden his horizons.
Over the next twelve months, he submitted cartoon ideas to various national daily papers and weekly magazines. Although his submissions were well received, it wasn't quite what they were looking for so Dick decided to experiment with different styles and soon after, a weekly entitled Reveille printed one of his cartoon gags. After this, Dick established a style that was to become his trademark and commissions started to become more regular, allowing him to give up engineering and concentrate as a professional cartoonist.
Dick was nomitated Cartoonist of the Year by 600 Magazine and this lead to further commissions, including "Sunday Morning with Doll and Harry" for the News of the World. Today the work continues with greeting cards, cartoon line work and now Jigsaw Puzzles.