I'm a freelance writer of comics and fiction and this is my online portfolio. It’s aimed not only at readers who want to find out more about the stories they've enjoyed, 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 contributed to classic strips 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 - recent credits include Judge Dredd short stories and a Judge Anderson 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…
Judge Anderson: Heartbreaker
“Heartbreaker never lets up on the gas -- The sense of urgency is palpable, and it keeps you hooked throughout. -- A bite-sized, read-it-in-a-day, drokking awesome novella -- a definite must-read!” The Cult Den
Psi Judge Cassandra Anderson is on the trail of a telepathic killer who has been picking off victims via ‘Meet Market’, Mega-City One’s biggest – and trashiest – dating agency. Now she must go undercover and bring the murderer to justice before the citizens attending this week’s Valentine’s Parade find themselves smitten with something even deadlier than love.
Judge Anderson: Heartbreaker is available now on Amazon UK and Amazon US, the Apple iBook store, Kobo, Nook and the 2000 AD e-book store.
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 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.
Age Of The Wolf is out now from all good book and comic book stores, the 2000 AD webshop, Amazon UK and Amazon US. It will also be available worldwide as a day-and-date digital graphic novel from the 2000 AD webshop, the 2000 AD iPad app, and on Kindle, Kobo and Nook.
Edited by Jonathan Green, Sharkpunk is a collection of unashamedly pulp page-turners by some of the best writers in the business. The one thing they all have in common? Sharks, and lots of them!
I’ve got a new, original short story appearing in here, alongside tales by Kit Cox, Den Patrick, Jonathan Oliver, Gary McMahon, Andrew Lane, Toby Frost, Ian Whates, Al Ewing & Sarah Peploe, David Tallerman, Steven Savile, Josh Reynolds and more.
The stories contained within are rip-roaring page-turners and slow-build chillers that celebrate all things savage, pulp and selachian. Covering the whole range of speculative fiction genres, from horror and Steampunk, through to SF and WTF?, these are stories with bite!
So grab your harpoon gun and follow @Sharkpunked on Twitter (#Sharkpunk), on Facebook, and the official Sharkpunk blog.
You can also find out more on my blog.
Sharkpunk will strike bookstores and e-readers in a cloud of blood and thrashing limbs in May 2015.
Judge Anderson: Too Much Information
Haunted libraries are nothing new, but a haunted library in Mega-City One is something else! Psychic Judge Anderson must get inside the head of an obsessive new threat to the city's bookworms.
Judge Anderson: Too Much Information is a prose short story due to appear in the Judge Dredd Megazine in early 2015.
Judge Dredd: Perps, Crimes and Videotape
A wave of bizarre crimes has hit Mega-City One, culminating in all manner of watery hell breaking loose at the Jason Mamoa SeaQuarium. Judge Dredd must prevent visitors from becoming fishbait as he fends off the attentions of documentary filmmaker and self-styled 'crime critic' Orson Bunkheimer, who believes the city is seeing a renaissance in crackpot crime.
Judge Dredd: Perps, Crimes and Videotape is a one-shot appearing in 2000 AD early 2015.
Tales From The Black Museum: Chester's Web
Henry Dubble, the ghoulish curator of Mega-City One's museum of murder, introduces another ghastly tale... When the criminals who run Sonia Braga Block murder kindly old Chester Scrooble, they find themselves stalked by an angel of death with a familiar gleam in its eight eyes.
A creepy tale that offers a sequel to the 1979 Judge Dredd story The Black Plague, Chester's Web is a one-shot appearing in the Judge Dredd Megazine early 2015 with art by Paul Davidson (X-Men, Dredd: Uprise). Arachnophobes beware!
POPULAR BLOG POSTS...
Back in May, when I did a talk at the Bristol Comic Expo - namely My Future Shock Hell: Breaking Into 2000 AD (And What I Learned While Doing It) - I concluded with a promise that I'd post some thoughts on twist endings. Not only those that occur in 2000 AD's Future Shocks, but in pretty much every form of storytelling there is, from short stories to screenplays. So here's a quick bit of study on what twists are, how they work, and how you can identify the five different types...
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'...