Rocket Steps. The art of communication.

Brochure Illustration for Manchester City Council

Before I started drawing and illustration, my older brother Peter would draw comic strips. In some ways he did a lot of things I got interested in, apart from football. Through the years the idea of collaborating had never really crossed my mind, until a few month ago when he suggested it, so it was a great opportunity to combine our skills.

Peter is a creative person and a problem solver.  He has a cartoony style to his drawing, and doesn’t get to draw as much as I do as his real role is working as a commissioning manager at Manchester City Council, in the Directorate for Public Health.… Continue Reading

America Improv Training and The Edinburgh Fringe

This summer I attended the annual Comedysportz Championship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for shows and improv workshops. Then headed straight to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival. It was an intense and enjoyable three weeks of of improv training and performing.

There’s nothing in the UK that’s really comparable the annual improv championship. It’s not really a competition,  more a convention of comedy shows and improv workshops where performers from all over the us – and UK – come together for one week to collaborate and learn new skills.

Improv is on the rise in the UK, but no where near as well established as it is in the US, with it’s dedicating schools of improvisation, not just for performance skill, but also as a tool for learning.… Continue Reading

Rocket Steps. The art of communication.


Rocket Steps Ltd - The Art of Communication

The Art of Communication

John Cooper, Comedian, Illustrator and Improviser