Street Art: Andy Bick

Andy Bick

Street Art: Giving Marginalised Individuals an Outlet for Creative Expression

Every week in The Big Issue, our Street Art page gives talented, marginalised individuals an outlet for creative expression, as well as a platform to sell their prints through The Big Issue Shop.

Andy Bick from Worcester experienced a long period of homelessness, including living in a hostel for several years, and before that rough sleeping and sofa-surfing. He now lives in his own rented flat. He started drawing cartoons as a means of communicating with his 90-year-old mother. “I intended for these cartoons to have a simplistic style,” he says. “I felt it would be wrong or a distraction to Beano-ize the homeless. It was important for them to look like something homeless folk could relate to.”

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