David Sque writes:
I was born very young in the beautiful town of Bournemouth on the South coast of England. My mother discovered that I had inherited her gift as an Artist by the age of three and encouraged me to go to Art College after I had left school. I studied at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and gained my National Diploma in Art and Design. During the final summer holidays I was introduced to an Artist working on Comics and I learnt the business working on Buster, Eagle, Valiant, Lion and Tiger. I left and went freelance and worked on a story called ‘Martins Marvellous Mini’ in Tiger Magazine. In 1974, my friend Yvonne, who was drawing Roy of the Rovers, was tragically killed in a car crash and they asked me if I could stand in temporarily. To cut a long story short, they liked the way that I drew Roy and asked me to drop MMM and do ROTR full time. After a year or so ‘The Powers that be’ decided that Roy was becoming popular enough to merit his own paper and the ‘Roy of the Rovers’ comic was born. So I continued to draw ‘England’s National Comic Book Football Hero’ in his hey-day until 1986 and enjoyed every minute! Fond memories.