A pleasant ripple effect from last week's feature on HDC in the Spectator newspaper was an email from BBC Radio Ulster's Saturday with John Toal.

"We loved your feature in the local newspaper, could John call by talk more about your story?"

Now if you know me, you'll know I love to talk and meet new people – so John Toal called by the studio to find out more about us. Julie and I had a great time reminiscing about the highlights of our creative business and the new projects we're looking forward to starting this year. All good fun!

If you're in the UK, Saturday with John Toal starts at 11am on BBC Radio Ulster this Saturday 23 September 2023 and will be available to listen on BBC iplayer after the live broadcast. I'll be listening too (if I can stand the sound of my own voice!)

P.S. You can now listen to our interview here

John Toal (and his fuzzy mic) talking with Neal about Hand Drawn Creative's prints
Neal scans through the Hand Drawn Creative interview in the Co. Down Spectator marking ten years of weekly cartoons for the newspaper
Talking through Neal's process from initial sketch to finished digital artwork
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Those Fisher Price illustrations you made Rule – Wow Man!
Aaron Draplin

Oh boy! I am so pleased! Top, top job! Thank you so much! I’ll stop before I use up my daily quota of exclamation marks.

Kim Close
I look forward to receiving Neal’s designs like I look forward to Christmas morning!!!
Hillary Carlip
You’ve got the Skills!
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