I've been going by the name Jerr ever since I
went to art college many, many years ago. It's a
made up name, hence the two 'R's, I like it, but so
far I've never found a fridge magnet that works
I grew up in Ireland, and was lucky enough to
work on some old 2D films in Dublin when Don
Bluth opened a studio there.
The Land before Time and All dogs go
to Heaven. I then discovered the world of video
games, moved to the UK and have been involved
in that for over 30 years. I've been fortunate enough
to work on some you might've heard of like
Tomb Raider, and lots you won't have!
I've been drawing since I was a nipper, but the
computer work meant I didn't pick up a pencil
for a long time.
So when I started drawing again, first on paper, then
digitally, the next stage was to start another old passion
of mine, telling stories, and when this
idea came to me I knew there was no way it was
getting thrown in a box and forgotten about.
So, Can you see dragons? came into being.
I'm putting it out there, knowing there are lots and
lots of other books, millions of the things in fact,
to tempt mums 'n' dads away from my little story.
But I want to carry on with this adventure, starting
with an idea, and months later ending up with a
book in my hands. The plan is that this will be the first,
hopefully of many. I hope you like it!