Entertaining and humorous cartoons and colourful textiles by Biff and Annie Lawson are now on display at Artsmill, Hebden Bridge.
Woolly Yarns will be available to view at the Linden Mill galleries until Friday, October 11 (11am to 4pm, closed Mondays and Tuesdays).
Biff and Annie traded at Camden Lock, London, in the 1980s. Their work has appeared in the Guardian and is also self published.
Annie, who is also in-house cartoonist for Lush cosmetics, has recently brought out Mick Kidd’s (the writing part of Biff) memoirs ‘From Earache to Eternity’ under Dory Press, of which there will be a reading.
‘From Earache To Eternity’ begins with the author’s birth just before D-Day and ends with a pensioner’s lifestyle, post financial crash.
Mick enjoyed what may have turned out to be a blip in history: free education, free healthcare, cheap food, cheap travel, full employment and latterly, the Freedom Pass.
After university, he worked as a liberal studies teacher, a waiter, a community worker and an avant-garde film distributor, before co-founding and selling the seminal Biff cartoons in Camden Lock. Later, Biff became a regular in the Saturday Guardian for more than 20 years.
Somewhere along the way, he served egg and chips to Harold Wilson on the Isles of Scilly.
A spokesperson for Artsmill said: “This is a dynamic and different exhibition to thrill and excite the senses and sensibilities, with original artwork, poster art, comic strips and cartoons that have featured in the press.”
Admission is free. For details visit www.artsmill.org