David Shrigley was born in Macclesfield in 1968 and studied at Glasgow School of Art. He has worked as a sculptor, photographer and ‘environment artist’ and, most famously, as a cartoonist and illustrator. He has been nominated for the Turner Prize 2013. His work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern in London, at the MoMA in New York, and in Paris, Berlin, Melbourne and beyond. He has published over twenty books, and has animated a music video for Blur and produced another for Bonny Prince Billy. His work has also been profiled in a documentary for Channel 4 and he was recently invited to hold a major, four-month retrospective at the Hayward Gallery in London. What the Hell are You Doing? The Essential David Shrigley was published by Canongate in 2010. He lives and works in Glasgow.