Jeremy Gerlis, 49, was born in Grimsby and is a qualified sculptor, masseur, and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He studied Fine Art in UK and USA and now combines a successful career as an international brand consultant in UK, Europe and USA with that of a well-hung cartoonist; he has been the Jewish Chronicle cartoonist since 1998 and his work has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, books, websites and galleries. He lives in Pinner with his wife and dog Strudel.
Alan Capel, 41, was born in Leicester and possesses a completely useless degree in 'Leisure studies'. In later life he set up his own cartooning and illustrating business under the Enterprise Allowance scheme. He is now a widely published cartoonist, including a 'tremendous caveman gag' in Private Eye. He does have a proper job however and has spent the last 16 years either working in the photography industry or supporting Leicester City.