Terry has over two decades of experience as a cartoonist and caricaturist. Born in Paisley, he began his career producing illustrations for The Glasgow Herald while still a schoolboy. He was educated at The Joe Kubert School of Cartooning in New Jersey. A founding member of the Scottish Cartoon Art Studio he went on to manage the collaborative efforts of their team when undertaking complex publishing projects and exhibitions such as The Auld Acquaintance, a collection of international cartoons on the 2014 independence referendum and Fizzers®, a series of shows featuring their collection of caricatures. A 10th anniversary exhibition ran at the People's Palace & Winter Gardens, Glasgow for ten months through 2016/17.
Terry currently serves as Deputy Executive Director of Cartoonists Rights Network International, the human rights organisation specifically for cartoonists whose work leads to threats to their life or liberty and Index on Censorship’s Freedom of Expression Fellowship Awards 2019 winner for their campaigning. He's a former president of the Scottish Artists Union, the trade union for all visual artists in Scotland and a member of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation in the UK as well as France-Cartoons. Frequently asked to speak publicly on the topic of cartooning he's also led workshops for children and adults at libraries, festivals and drawn live in various settings across the UK as well as France, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain and Vietnam. His limited series of Drawn Out podcasts is available for those interested in hearing conversations with other cartoonists.
Recent clients include: Anderson Anderson & Brown Consulting; The Big Partnership; Bright 3D; Caledonian University; Changeworks; Children & Young People’s Commissioner Scotland; Citizen’s Theatre; Diabetes Scotland; Clydesdale Bank; Dundee University Students Association; East Renfrewshire Council; Glasgow 2014 XXth Commonwealth Games; Kru Talent; LGBT Scotland; New College Lanarkshire; Ofgem; PA Consulting; PEEK Project; Royal Bank of Scotland; Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Culture; Sky Arts & Story Vault TV; Stirlingshire Libraries; Tattiemoon; Teleperformance UK; Theatre Nemo; Who Cares? Scotland; William Hill
After an extended period of travel when he was delighted to make contact with cartoon artists around the world Terry is available for new projects in 2019. So don’t hesitate to get in touch!