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Bury Free Press cartoonist John Elson looked to the heavens for inspiration this week.

But as usual, John had his own take on our story about the Draconid meteor shower. It obviously reminded him of a certain nursery rhyme.

Did you get a glimpse of the meteors?

Hey diddle diddle . . .
Hey diddle diddle . . .

John, a self-taught artist, has been drawing cartoons for newspapers for nearly 20 years.

He draws the cartoons digitally using a stylus and large art tablet.

He also attends festivals, weddings and corporate events drawing live caricatures.

John Elson at work
John Elson at work

Visit John's Facebook page to see more of his work.