Alex is a British cartoon strip by Charles Peattie and Russell Taylor. It first appeared in 1987 and moved to the Daily Telegraph in 1992. In 2012, Alex celebrates his 25th birthday and the Financial Services Club is delighted to host this birthday party for the City’s funniest pin-striped suit anti-hero.
Charles Peattie was born in 1958 and studied painting at St Martin's School of Art. During the early eighties he worked as a portrait painter, freelance cartoonist and designer of greetings cards. He also produced (with Mark Warren) the legendary 'Dick' cartoon in Melody Maker. Charles is a recovering workaholic who is currently developing various projects for TV and Tapisodes for the iPhone. He has four children and lives in London.
Russell Taylor was born in 1960. He read Russian and Philosophy at Oxford University and, after failing to be recruited by the counter-intelligence services of either Cold War power, drifted into journalism. He met Charles at a Christmas party in 1986. Charles had a commission for a strip for the financial pages of the incipient London Daily News. The result was Alex.
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