Telephone: 01423 360508 or 07958 690021

mike pen new is run by Mike Barfield, a professional writer, comic poet and cartoonist who has been making people laugh for over a quarter of a century. (When it comes to the theories of business guru Malcolm Gladwell, Mike has certainly done his 10,000 hours of practice - and then some! Or, if you’re fan of Matthew ‘Bounce’ Syed, well, Mike’s certainly had the practice - prefer)

Mike has written for some of the funniest people in the world as well as spending five years as the scriptwriter on the legendary TV quiz ‘
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’. He’s written for Chris Tarrant - he could write for you!
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As a cartoonist, his cartoon strip ‘Apparently’ has been a regular feature in the pages of Private Eye for the past 16 years -
- and world famous art collector Charles Saatchi owns several of Mike’s cartoons! His drawings are also in the collections of the
British LIbrary, the National Maritime Museum, and the Museum of London, and he has exhibited at the V & A and the Cartoon Museum in London. Mike draws for Britain’s funniest fortnightly magazine - he could draw for you!

Mike’s hilarious comic dictionary
This Septic Isle was published by Ebury in 2009. It contains over 2500 one-liners, as well as lots of silly drawings.
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‘Betwixt: In possession of a Twix’
Decanter: To slow down a horse’
‘Flip-flop: Poorly received boardroom presentation.’
‘Refrigerator: Device for keeping salad vegetables chilled before throwing them away unused.’

And Mike does highly distinctive caricatures too!
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On top of all this he also performs, presents, sings and plays the ukulele. Want a funny staff song, or a retirement ballad of praise? Get Mike!

So, if there’s any chance that someone who can do all that
and who has scripted for Chris Tarrant and the world’s greatest gameshow - and whose cartoons appear in every issue of the UK’s most famous humour magazine - might just be able to help YOU and your business - get in touch!

You can find out a whole lot more about Mike
here. Now based in North Yorkshire - but happy to travel anywhere anytime - the Yorkshire Post also carried a nice article about him which you can read here.

Mike is a member of the British Cartoonists Association - an invitation only assembly of the country’s top cartoonists. He is also a member of the Society of Authors and NAWE, the National Association of Writers in Education.

Past business clients include, Avaya, British Aerospace, Hewlett Packard, Scottish Amicable, Mercury Communications, Robert Horne, cdp-travis sully, and AOL.

Telephone: 01423 360508 or 07958 690021