As a child, cartoonist Piers Baker used to give himself cartoon drawing examinations as a way to improve his drawing skills.
After finishing boarding school, Piers spent a year doing volunteer work in Egypt. Once his eventful year abroad was over, Baker returned home and enrolled in classes at the Epsom Art School in Surrey, England. Upon completing his studies, Baker found work as a graphic designer in a variety of advertising and design agencies.
In 2000, Piers took a huge decrease in income and pursue a career as a cartoon illustrator. He has been working as a successful illustrator of children’s school books ever since.
In 2002, Baker created the comic strip Ollie and Quentin as an homage to all the poor lugworms that he used as bait while sea fishing in his youth. Ollie and Quentin currently appears in a number of regional newspapers in England, Ireland and Scotland and launches in the United States and internationally in late 2007.
Baker lives in Guildford near London, England with his wife Teresa and their two teenage kids. Standing 6'6" in height, Baker aspires to be the tallest cartoonist in syndication. He has an inexplicable fear of meeting the Queen and accidentally curtsying.