Andy Davey was born in London. His dark years as a research chemist remain obscure, but after a rebirth in 1993, he emerged into the sunlit world of cartoons.
Since then, he has had cartoons and caricatures published in various UK and European newspapers and magazines such as The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Scotsman, The Sun, The Evening Standard, Private Eye, Punch (in its death throes), The Spectator, Prospect, Squib, E! Sharp, and the New Statesman. He has also drawn for the satirical TV cartoon series 2DTV and occasionally covered political events for BBC1, Channel 5 News and Sky TV News. Otherwise, he doesn’t get out much.
Speciality areas are editorial/political cartoons and caricatures, extracting something like humour from the foul world of politics for mainstream newspapers. He also draws the odd gag cartoon. He was also forced, kicking and screaming to hold the chairmanship of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation from 2006-2012 but is now in recovery.