MH Jeeves- Xmas light cat's cradle
Marie-Helene Jeeves is someone whose work I adore. For me her work's a deft distillation of all that's best about Searle, Steadman and Quentin Blake. Calligraphic, and seemingly effortless linework with a collage-y twist. And she's an expert at extracting beautiful and unexpected symbolism from mundane editorial copy. She's also a very urbane yet (sometimes maddeningly) self-effacing person.
Here's her website http://www.mhjeeves.com