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Bill Tidy

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Bill Tidy is an internationally praised English cartoonist, known for his work with newspapers, tv shows, board games, and more. He illustrated most of Brian Jacques' early work.

Tidy took to professional cartooning in 1957, and married his wife Rosa in 1960. They have three children and three grandchildren.

He was awarded an MBE(Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2000.

Born: October 9 1933, Tranmere, Cheshire, UK

Resides: Liverpool, UK


  • Ancient Obscenities (2006)
  • Tidy Book of Quotations (1998)
  • A Game of Two Halves, Brian (1996)
  • "Is There Any News of the Iceberg?": an Illustrated Autobiography (1995)
  • Soft Pawn: The Uncensored Sequel to How to Cheat at Chess (1995)
  • How to Cheat at Chess: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Chess, but Were Afraid to Ask (1994)
  • Save Daring Waring with a Pencil? (1993)
  • Rosa Tidy's Pasta Book (1991)
  • Draw Me...387 Baked Beans in 10 Seconds (1991)
  • Bill Tidy: Drawings, 1957-1986 (1986)
  • Brian Jacques Meets Paddy Kelly: Stories from the BBC Radio Merseyside Series (1981)
  • Out Of Practice (1981)
  • The Book of Heroic Failures: The Official Handbook of the Not Terribly Good Club of Great Britain' (1979)

Brown Bitter, Wet Nellies and Scouse artwork by Tidy

Comic Strips

  • The Fosdyke Saga (Daily Mirror)
  • The Cloggies (Private Eye)
  • Grimbledon Down (New Scientist)
  • Dr. Whittle (General Practitioner)
  • Kegbuster (What's Brewing?)


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