Drawing: Kelly Brook in Calendar Girls

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Model, actress and TV presenter Kelly Brook signed this quick sketch for me at the Noël Coward Theatre stage door during her season in Calendar Girls in November 2009. It would be fair to say that the costume crew weren’t overly worked during their production…

Sketch: Roger Federer

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Roger Federer is considered by most to be the greatest tennis player of all time. Winner of 17 Grand Slams and a record 302 weeks as Number 1 in the world cements his status.

Currently ranked at Number 7, The Fed Express reached the semi finals of the ATP World Tennis Finals in London this week with a stunning comeback against Del Potro, but lost to Rafa.

He proved a bit more elusive at this year’s event than previously, travelling by car and not boat, so opportunities to get his sig were limited. Prior to his semi, he did a 30 minute warm up and signed for a large throng, using the same Sharpie throughout! So the distinctive ‘graph is on the light side, but a graph nevertheless.

Drawing: Jonah Lomu

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Jonah Lomu had a huge impact (in more ways than one) on the game of Rugby Union. He is regarded as the first true global superstar of the game and it’s greatest drawcard during the 1990’s.

In 1994, at the age of 19 years 45 days he became the youngest test player to debut for the All Blacks. His style of play at times defied description. His electric pace (Jonah ran the 100 meters in 10.89 seconds) and pure power enabled him to go through defenders (often known as the ‘Maori sidestep’).

Jonah signed this sketch at the Kelvin Hotel in Invercargill, New Zealand when he was in the city with Counties-Manakau to play Southland in a Nation Championship game.