Tommy Teabag is me, John Atherley and I really, really, really love Sheffield and South Yorkshire. It’s where I grew up, it’s where I first picked up a crayon at my primary school in Woodhouse and drew my first person looking like a circle with sticks for legs. It’s where I had my first crush and it was where I first took my amazing journey through the ‘hole in the road’ with my Nan. Sheffield was always the place I felt most safe and most at home.
I don’t know if I said this already but I really LOVE Sheffield. I admire talented artists such as Pete McKee and Matt Cockayne who have managed to get the formula right for uniting Sheffield, Yorkshire and UK wide people through their Art. My first few artistic creations have been Hendo’s inspired and further influences include other Sheffield / South Yorkshire themes.
Cliché as it may sound – without the continued support from my lovely Maria and our wonderful children I would have slowly gone mad and produced nothing more than a circle stick leg thingy incapable of impressing a mealworm. Thanks for visiting the site, now go and buy something! 😉