1989 - 1993
My interest in politics and journalism started in Hull, where I went to university to study American history and politics, but soon found myself spending most of my time in the offices of the student newspaper, Hullfire.
My degree included a year in the US, which I spent at North Carolina State University, drawing cartoons for its much larger student paper, The Technician.
It was brave of The Technician to employ me, since my world view didn't chime with the robust version of Christianity espoused by some of its readers. This was brought home to me one morning, when I arrived to find one of my cartoons scalpeled to my desk, with a note saying I was just "too damn liberal..."