Biography

 Graham Thompson - The man behind the Wasgij sensation!

Graham loves to draw everyday objects, situations, and the predicaments that we can find ourselves in from time to time. But the great thing about his drawings is his skill at finding the funny – and often ridiculous – side of anything. Graham’s wonderful sense of humour shines through in all his images.

Graham first started drawing at the tender age of two and quickly found out that it was something that came naturally to him and something he enjoyed immensely. He left school to be a Junior Stained Glass Window Designer, but moved from this into advertising. For 30 years he worked as an illustrator/storyboard artist with top London advertising agencies, where he was able to express himself in his work. These days Graham has left the fast paced advertising industry, preferring to work at a less hectic pace and concentrate on his puzzle illustrations for Jumbo.

Graham has been in partnership with Jumbo for nearly two decades, producing a wide range of enjoyable and artistically attractive puzzles. Originally illustrating humorous jigsaws for Jumbo that focused on a style which found its inspiration in the world of seaside postcards, and were a huge success for Jumbo. It was no surprise that Graham then found himself in a whole new world – a world of Wasgij. He has been illustrating the UK’s Number 1 adult puzzles for 15 years with more than 50 puzzles in his portfolio. Graham’s favourite Wasgij concept is the Mystery collection because of the unreserved boundaries that his unique and remarkable sense of humour can reach, and creating scenes that bring laughter and pleasure to thousands of puzzles every year.

Graham Thompson

GRAHAM THOMPSON - The man behind the Wasgij sensation!