The Mighty Monocle web comic is written and drawn by D. M. Rolfe in his spare time.
Rolfe lists some of his earliest creative influences as Quentin Blake, Ronald Searle, Roger Hargreaves, Albert Uderzo, Hergé, Ralph Steadman and Maurice Sendak.
Being a child of the early 1970’s he like many others of that generation, grew up watching hours and hours of British cartoon classics, Danger Mouse, Banana Man, Captain Pugwash, Fred Bassett, Roobard and Custard… the list could go on and on! When he wasn’t drawing or watching cartoons, he could be found reading through his well-thumbed collection of Astérix and Tintin books.
Fast-forward several years later to 1997, and whilst submitting topical cartoons on an ad hoc basis he was advised by one of this Editors to enter a cartooning competition. Which he did. He then went on to win that competition and earn himself the title of ‘The Times Newspaper Young Cartoonist of the Year’, and was exceedingly chuffed to bits. Over the years Rolfe has submitted cartoons to British publications such as, Punch, Private Eye, Readers Digest, The Spectator and The Times newspaper.
Now in 2011, he plans to edge gingerly on to the web comic scene – 980 pixels at a time!
Rolfe lives in the U.K., is married and has one young daughter. Who is, coincidentally, his biggest fan!