Biog Caricature of Cartoonist Luke Warm

About/Bio

The lowdown..

So who is the tall dude in the dark suit?!

Mark Nesbitt is an award winning Irish cartoonist and caricaturist who has worked under the pen name of 'Luke Warm' since 1990.

He started off as a civil engineer drawing in his spare time and in 1985 was joint winner of a cartoon competition run by the Guardian newspaper and Granada TV.  But it was while working on water projects in Botswana that he had his first major break with the weekly publication of his social and political strip 'Fence Sittin' by Luke Warm' which ran for over 2 years in Mmegi newspaper and was the joint winner of the 1991 Botswana Press Trust award.

In 1992 he moved to London, kept on the Luke Warm pen name and over the next ten years built up a body of cartoon and illustration work with the Financial Times, The Irish Times, The Press Association, the Times Higher Education Supplement, The Sunday Business Post and the Evening Standard amongst many others.

He moved to Devon in 2003 and since then, based in his purpose built studio, now mainly works as a caricaturist throughout the south west - in fact even as far south west as the Caribbean for P&O Cruises!

Caricatures by Luke Warm has just won the 2017 Best Entertainment Award at the South West Wedding Awards. He previously won the Best Entertainment Award at the 2009, 2010 & 2011 West Country Wedding Awards and in 2013 won their Judges Choice Award from a field of 138 entrants. He was also shortlisted for both the 2009 & 2010 Service Excellence Awards by the Federation of Small Businesses.