In November 1999 Carl went to join Mike in California to try a new technique of painting the illustrations on the computer. After a few months of trying different software and hardware, they were both finally pleased with what they could do using a watercolor technique with Corel Painter and a graphics tablet. After a year of working with Mike at his studio in California he went back to England to continue working with Mike from a small flat in Brighton, England. In 2005 Carl finally got tired of the rain and cold weather and moved to Cape Town, South Africa with his wife and daughter, still working with Mike via the use of the internet, phone and fax.
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