A CARTOONIST who recently released his first children’s book has now delved into his childhood memories to produce cartoons featuring the songs of The Beatles.

George Brooks was looking for inspiration for his next piece of artwork when it dawned on him that his background growing up in Liverpool was all the stimulus he needed.

The 66-year-old, who now lives in Runcorn, set to work on producing a limited-edition trio of colourful cartoons depicting three of The Beatles' most well-known songs, Penny Lane, Yellow Submarine and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

He said: “I grew up with The Beatles ringing in my ears and that was the inspiration for the paintings, plus I had a fantastic childhood around the streets of Marsh Lane, Boreland Street and Stanley Park.

“I also remember days out getting on the bus with my mum.

"All these memories contributed to these pictures, the characters and sounds of old Bootle.”

Prints cost £45 each, or £99 if you buy all three. All will be signed by the artist.

To buy prints e-mail George at brook.sie@hotmail.co.uk.