Janet Archer

Janet Archer was born in Cullercoats, Northumberland, in the second quarter of 1942, daughter of George Archer and his wife Isabel, née Butchart. She was educated at Tynemouth Grammar School and Newcastle College of Art, travelled extensively in Europe, Arabia and Asia, and spent 14 years as a freelance illustrator based in London, working for the Radio Times, illustrating a number of books and creating a poster for London Transport in 1970. From the mid-70s she has worked in animation, beginning with the 1974 short film Lautrec.