This is Rik Kemp

By Gwylym Owen

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Richard “Rik” Kemp (born 9 January 1939) is an Australian former cartoonist.

Kemp began his passion for art at theoretical in London. From the late 1950s he had several single frame cartoons published nationally as skillfully as a comic strip titled “Bold Sir Bold”. In 1981, Kemp emigrated to Australia and continued his moving picture career in Sydney. From 1981 to 1999, Kemp’s cartoons could be seen in the Australasian Post, Woman’s Day, Women’s Weekly, People Magazine, The Bulletin and several others. He has illustrated books, designed colouring-in stencils for children, taught art classes and exhibited in galleries as with ease as creature reviewed by the Macarthur Advertiser and the Macarthur Chronicle. Kemp retired in 2001 and now writes sudden stories and is working on his first novel.

Kemp was married to his first wife for 12 years and father to two children. His second wife, Janet, a theoretical teacher from Wolverhampton, moved taking into account him to Australia where they had a daughter Gillian and contracted in Sydney. The couple now alive in Queensland.

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