I'm a freelance writer of comics and fiction and this is my online portfolio. It’s aimed not only at readers who enjoy what I do, but also at any editors out there who may be interested in working with a happening fella such as myself.
What sort of thing do I write? I'm probably best known for writing comics for legendary British sci-fi anthology 2000 AD, for whom I've written two classic characters Judge Dredd and Robo-Hunter, as well as conceived and written two original series, Age Of The Wolf and Dandridge.
I also write prose fiction, including Judge Dredd short stories and a forthcoming novella. Have a look around the Comics and Fiction sections for full details. But if you’d rather cut to the chase, see the Bibliography section for a comprehensive no-frills list of everything I’ve ever had published (everything I’d ever want to admit had published, anyway).
By the way, I'm a member of the Society of Authors and their associated Children's Writers & Illustrators Group. And any credibility that gives me will be instantly dispelled the minute you look at the sort of nonsense I post on Twitter.
I'm an experienced subeditor and copywriter, but you won't find much about that here. Try my LinkedIn profile instead. I'm also a seasoned film journalist and critic with a well-received academic book about fantasy cinema under my belt.
If you're an editor or project manager interested in working with me or just want to make a query, then hop over to the Contact me section and fire away.
Now go take a look around. I’ll be here if you want tea or anything…
LATEST BLOG POSTS...
I recently gave a talk at the Bristol Comic Expo 2014 about how I started writing for 2000 AD by pitching Future Shocks scripts. I've written up my notes as a blog, covering everything from submission tactics to coping with rejection and why there's really no such thing as 'breaking in'...
Listen to a podcast recording of a convention panel featuring Marvel writer Al Ewing and my good self...
Some thoughts on why bad fantasy stories are the easiest thing to write...
Some thoughts on how theme works in stories: what it is, where you can find it, why no story can do without it (except those that can), how writers can overthink theme, and why it’s never a good idea to write ‘art’...
Age Of The Wolf graphic novel
An urban fantasy saga in which werewolves have overrun the world, as a centuries-old prophecy creates a permanent full moon. Set amid the ruins of London, the series follows a woman named Rowan Morrigan, who fights to not only defy her destiny but also retain her humanity as a strange new world evolves around her.
Originally published in 2000 AD with art by fan-favourite Jon Davis-Hunt, the Age Of The Wolf graphic novel collects all three series in one complete volume.
Currently available for pre-order on Amazon UK, Age Of The Wolf will be published 23 October 2014 with brand-new cover art by Davis-Hunt.
You can view artwork and previews from the series by visiting the Age Of The Wolf homepage.
Judge Dredd: The End Of The Road
Supercool jewel thief Danni Pond boards a bus full of trouble as he flees the scene of his latest crime with Judge Dredd on his tail.
A hard-boiled tale of high speed, hot pursuit, and senior citizens, Judge Dredd: The End Of The Road is a one-shot appearing in 2000 AD late 2014 with art by Leigh Gallagher.