The path from Church of England vicar to cartoonist is not exactly well worn, but, since hanging up his vestments and getting his crayons out in 2007, Mark Mowforth has been seeing where it may lead… Most recently, this has resulted in ‘Yellowberry Hill’, a world of gentle madness where an owl in a onesie, a snake in a cape and a cat with a pet dog (…amongst others…) tackle the comic challenges of life. Now, the endearingly hapless experiences of Quite Small Panda, Frog in a Mug, Wigmole and friends have become a warm and very funny book where cartoon strips, character features and selected tweets take the reader to a delightful alternative world. Naturally engaging, ‘Welcome to Yellowberry Hill’ is perfect for those who enjoy the quirky and unique… like Snake in a Cape, judging by his latest tweet: ‘Just read a book on the history of lubrication. I like a bit of non-friction’.
Welcome to Yellowberry Hill
Welcome to Yellowberry Hill, a bizarre and wonderful world of anthropomorphic animals just trying to deal with the challenges of daily adult life. With characters varying from a cat that owns a pet dog, to a quite small panda with attention deficiency and an unhealthy appetite for junk food, we are presented with hilarious wit and puns that will make you roll your eyes in amusement. In paperback
As a child, Mark Mowforth spent many hours puzzling over his carefully made copies of Disney characters: Why did the original Donald Duck seem confident and rather pleased with himself while Mark’s own version just looked baffled? A lifelong fascination with what lies in a few strokes of the cartoonist’s pen was born.
Mark subsequently took a rather scenic route to becoming a professional cartoonist; a route that passed through a Mechanical Engineering degree, a spell in advertising sales, a stint developing a tea-making machine, an episode as a graphic designer and a number of years as a Church of England vicar.
Mark has two grown-up children who seem content with not having a grown-up father, and a grandson who promises to provide much future inspiration. During his vicaring days, Mark met and married the wonderful Jill – just the kind of spiritedly supportive partner someone needs if their unconventional goal in life is to fill the world with the adventures of a comedy panda, duck, mole, snake and yak.