Limelightis delighted that Peter Berner is joining us as a regular contributor, channeling his topical wit and delightful whimsy into a monthly arts cartoon for our print magazine, with the first one appearing in our new-look October issue.

A stand-up comic, television presenter, radio broadcaster, writer, artist and cartoonist, his many credits include BackBerner, The Einstein Factorand The Loaded Brushfor ABC-TV, You Have Been Watchingfor The Comedy Channel, and The B Team with Peter Bernerfor Sky News Live. He has also published two books of cartoons – The Book of He, which looks at life from the perspective of a happily ordinary man, and The Book of Theyabout relationships. He spoke to Limelight.

Peter Berner. Image supplied

You are a graduate of the National Art School and you still paint. While studying did you envisage a career as a painter primarily rather than an illustrator and comedian?

I remember when I told my parents I wanted to quit my job and be a comedian. After my Dad stopped crying he said “make sure you have something to fall...