Agency and Comic Art Studios
Born at an early age, I was taught to read with comics aged 2 (and started drawing my own comics aged about 5). As a nipper I was an avid fan of Leo Baxendale and his style (never realising that “The Bash Street Kids” in the 60's “Beano” was actually done by a Baxen-droid look-alike), and also of the nameless trooper who drew “The Chumpions” in “COR!!!” comic in 1971 (even Dez Skinn, editor at the time, can't remember who he is). I graduated to the “Mighty World of Marvel” in my early teens,but was tragically put off comics altogether by MWM's haphazard diet of reprints, long before “2000AD” came on the scene – but, I was reintroduced to comics and their potential via “Love & Rockets” & “Cerebus” in the late 80s & started working on “Sleaze Castle” (with Dave McKinnon) almost immediately. Sleaze Castle lasted until 2001, when the strain of writing it became too much for Dave – and the whole experience meant comics weren't fun for either of us for quite a while. However, I've made a return to the drawing board (or the Wacom Pen) in 2008 with “Verity Fair,” a slightly twisted soap-opera with the merest dash of X-Files
"Sleaze Castle / Petra Etcetera"
480pp - Gratuitous Bunny Comix / Markosia 1987-2012
Pencil, ink, tone, lettering
"Trip Into Space" - "This is a Souvenir - Songs of Spearmint & Shirley Lee"
8pp Image 2008
Pencil, ink, colour, rendered backgrounds, lettering
"Jane Eyre","Frankenstein","Christmas Carol"
~400pp total - Classical Comics 2008
13 books in the Oxford Bookworms Library (TEFL iPad apps)
~200pp total - EigoTown.com 2010 - present
~110pp to date - IDCM, 2010 - present
Script, pencil, ink, colour, rendered backgrounds, lettering
(My high school was one of those that deemed it impossible to take Art & Science subjects together by running the classes at the same time of day). Degree in Computing and Physics instead!
I have managed to figure out the following media/software from scratch:
Technical pen / dip pen / crowquill / brush pen
Letratone / ziptone / Bristol board / lineboard / Ames lettering guide
Adobe Photoshop (14 years) / Illustrator (6 years)