SOUTH WALES ARGUS cartoonist Tim will offer the public the chance to buy some of his cartoons at a comic fair this weekend.

Tim Harries, of Newport, has been drawing The South Wales Argus Cartoon,"Never Say Dai," for 15 years.

Now Mr Harries will set up shop with a comic stall in the gallery at Newport Market this Saturday, June 15, giving cartoon fans the chance to meet him and buy some of his works.

The comic fair, run by Terry Gay of Negative Zone, is on every two months in the gallery of the Newport market from 10am to 4pm, giving the public the chance to buy cartoons and look through the comics.

Mr Harris said: "I was asked to take part in the fair by Terry Gay who runs 'Negative Zone’ comic booth in the market.

"Drawing cartoons is something that I have always been interested in.

"I used to watch them on TV and read the Dandy and the Beano, as well as drawing as a child.

"Drawing as a career is something that I used to do part time at first as I had an office job, but I would draw cartoons and send them to newspapers and magazines and so I built up a portfolio of work.

"In 1998 I started the strip "Never Say Dai" for The Argus.

"I get ideas for the cartoon from observing people or just from listening to conversations in the pub."

The Comic Fayre will be held at The Newport Market from 10pm to 4pm on June 15.

Mr Harries will also be attending an open mic night at The Riverfront theatre at 5pm on Friday June 14, where he will be selling more of his work.