Moose Allain is an artist, cartoonist and prolific tweeter. He lives and works in Devon.
While ‘waiting’ to become an artist he enjoyed a wide variety of jobs, from turfing a ha-ha for the National Trust to directing and performing children’s theatre in Manchester. For many years he worked in London as an architect specialising in urban regeneration and contributed to the UK´s successful Olympic bid. He moved to the coast in 2006 to concentrate on his art and to have fun with his family by the sea.
In his finely detailed, playful pictures, he creates a charming world from his imagination. His work is known for his humour and wordplay.
While struggling with his addiction to Twitter, Moose had an epiphany. Since joining in 2009 he realised he’d been writing jokes, short stories, creating cartoons, animations, music, getting to know lots of fascinating people… Twitter wasn’t an addiction it was a creative medium and if anyone asked he could say it was ‘work’. Since then he has steadily grown an appreciative audience.
As well as creating his original artworks, in the last few years Moose has been involved in a wealth of other interesting projects and collaborations: he has had cartoons published in Private Eye and The Literary Review, published his first book called Fill-me-in, created animations for the BBC, drawn cartoon illustrations for the Pointless quiz show book, co-produced a music video for Elbow’s song Lost Worker Bee, designed murals to decorate the interior of a waxing salon in Mexico City, produced a family guide for the Tate Britain’s Lowry exhibition, a How “To Draw … Anything” guide for The Guardian website, he’s even done a couple of bits of stand up in Soho, London.