But it’s more complicated than that.
His cartoons started on an Instagram account in 2015 and as their popularity grew to become a sensation – drawing a following that’s now up to 184k – his real identity remained a closely guarded secret.
No one knew who Lord Birthday was except he and his wife.
The cartoons themselves reflected this mystery.
They are hilarious and fascinating but cryptic and absurd with a cartooning style that is reminiscent of outsider art.
They seem weird and oddly authentic and you could imagine their creator as someone living on society’s fringes.