Jarvis’s figures have a corporacy about them whether drawn or sculpted; they all have the same potato-shaped heads and this has become his trademark. Whether dressed as police officers, wimple-wearing mediaeval maidens, Cavaliers and Roundheads or Vikings, the inhabitants of his ‘Potato-headed Multiverse’ all look as if they belong to the same species. And they have no noses or ears. They are not us but their society echoes ours.
I got to meet the guy afterwards and enjoyed a very enlightening chat. I learned that his idea of fun is to run 26 miles in marathons, that he thinks police uniforms are 'scary but incredible iconic' and that his Amos toy company takes his name from his own middle name. And he signed my pink King Ken*.
It doesn't get much better than that.