My Dad, The Fanboy…

So as I’m not going anywhere exciting right now, I’m raiding my old photos to provide new stories for you. And today’s is one that covers many years. In the early 90s I was injured badly and took several years to heal from a partial paralysis. During this time I got back into comics, and […]

An Old Friend…

  • February 3, 2020
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So exactly seventeen years ago, on the 3rd Feb 2003, I wrote a short comic spec script called ‘Old Friend’, and sent it to Clayton Hickman, the editor of Doctor Who Magazine. I was working for a Birmingham based PR and Marketing company, I was unhappy with my career progression, and more importantly, I’d been […]

Was this Richard…?

Today Tracy and I went to St Mary’s Church, Eastwell; for here, in this abandoned church ruin is the reputed resting place of Richard Plantagenet – Richard III’s (alleged) illegitimate son. The story goes that Richard was brought up not knowing his parents, and by a schoolmaster who taught him Latin, a sign of someone […]

India Calling…

It’s hard to believe that it’s been exactly ten years now since I travelled to India on behalf of the British Council, visiting Kolkata, Pune and Bangalore in quick succession. Exactly ten years ago today I was landing at Kolkata after a long haul flight via Delhi, taken to my hotel (the ITC Sonar hotel, […]

The Sooty Show…

Finally, one of my most prized possessions finds his place on the office shelf. That’s right, kids. Sooty. And more than that – an ACTUAL Sooty. Back in 1999 / 2000 I worked for the Beck Theatre in West London as their Marketing Manager. I oversaw pretty much every show there for a whole year […]

Eleven Years…

So I was visiting the MCM Comic Con this weekend – I also realised today that it’s exactly eleven years since I first met Colin Baker at a previous MCM Comic Con. in May 2008 I was writing The Forgotten and was scripting the Sixth Doctor section. The first issue hadn’t been released yet, and […]

Swanky Parties…

This Wednesday past, Tracy and I were guests at the Raindance Film Festival’s Independent Filmmaker’s Ball in London. We even had a paparazzi red carpet to walk down. The music was excellent, the party was rocking and Raindance made a ton of money to help young people gain their first steps into the industry. So […]

Pirate Queen is Out!…

Want a bit of historical adventure in your comic reading? The latest in my ‘Heroes and Heroines’ series (co-created with Sam Hart), PIRATE QUEEN:THE LEGEND OF GRACE O’MALLEY’ is now out from Walker Books UK / Candlewick, with a starred Kirkus Reviews book review! (One of their highest awards!) Buy it today! 

Army of One @ C2E2…

So it’s been announced at C2E2 which means that finally I can announce that Yishan Li and I are doing a Lion Forge book called ARMY OF ONE, out in October! It’s been a long time coming and we can’t wait to share it with you! Lion Forge continues to ramp up its 2019 line of […]

Dead By Design…

So I can finally announce the super cool thing I did recently with Gyula Nemeth for Heavy Metal – a ten page story as part of a superstar-studded Megadeth anthology! See who else is involved / sample art below…