Gin'll FIx It is Simon's 28th book charting the progress of this artist, illustrator, verse-maker, punster, Readingfootballclub supporter and gallery owner. This is a compilation of some of his recent work - wordplay and verse appear with detailed illustrations. The mood is humor, satire and curiosity about the world. Domestic animals, birds and beasts of the farmyard and the zoo, these are his favorite pictorial subjects - and they are only humanized by the virtue of the context in which Drew puts them. The creatures themselves are realistic: their situations are not. This contrast, along with rhymes and puns, creates the humor. A sense of the absurd permeates all his books and here are some fine examples of Drew playing with absurdities and contradictions.
Simon Drew lives in Dartmouth, England, with his wife, Caroline, and his dog, Rabbit. He works mainly in pen and ink, making fiendishly inventive drawings of everyday objects, birds and animals embellished with devious rhymes and word play. His work is widely acclaimed and exhibited, and is already the subject of numerous books. Drew's designs are also incorporated into a wide variety of stationery and accessories ranging from cards, mugs, t-shirts and aprons.