I'm a freelance writer 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? Mostly comics at the moment (and no I don’t draw the pictures), but I also write prose fiction. Have a look around the Comics and Fiction sections for full details. 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).
Now go take a look around. I’ll be here if you want tea or anything…
POPULAR BLOG POSTS...
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’...
How I lay out everything on the page when writing
'full script' for 2000 AD. Includes how I organise all the elements on the page, including panel descriptions, dialogue and sound effects...
As a life-long fan of monster movies, from Jaws to The Dark Crystal, I've noticed how special effects creations can often live a weird post-movie life of their own...
Robo-Hunter: The Bödj Job
Sam Slade is back! And he’s doing a little shopping. A missing droids case leads the veteran robo-hunter and his companions – dimwit droid Hoagy and robo-cigar Stogie – into the depths of a nightmarish furniture emporium, where death comes flatpacked and escape is out of stock.
Based on the fan-favourite 2000 AD character created by John Wagner (Judge Dredd), Alan Grant (Batman) and Ian Gibson (Halo Jones), Robo-Hunter: The Bödj Job is a one-shot strip appearing in the 2000 AD Summer Special, with art by Mark Simmons, published Summer (well, duh!) 2014.
Tharg's Terror Tales: Done Deal
Two siblings, their dying mother, and the wrong solution...
This one-shot Terror Tale will be published this Spring
in 2000 AD with art by Tom Foster.
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.