My work is two-pronged. On the one hand I illustrate for many publishers in non-fiction subjects including science, anthropology, archaeology, history (ancient and modern), travel, nature, war (from weapons cutaways to campaign and aerial views of battle maps). I designed buildings and figures in 3 dimensions for model-builders of a 1950’s English village for Hachette’s railway part-works. I illustrate cutaways and exploded diagrams for architects and developers.
On the other hand, I write, illustrate, design and publish traditionally under my own imprint my own work with some degree of success, if you take sales value figures, rather than quantity, as a yardstick, having sold over £165,000-worth of these to date, not including translation rights.
Responsible for organizing and carrying out all breaking news, feature, city, sport and other graphics for the newspaper with a select team of artists. Liaised with editorial heads of home news, foreign, sport, weekend, travel, city, property departments.
Photojournalist for the Despatch (while doing topical cartoons for the Echo) till April 1986; 1st regional news graphic artist for the Northern Echo till 1st December when appointed same at London Daily News.
When the Great Raven steals their Mother's precious brooch, the Twins, Henry and Henrietta, are blamed and told that, unless the brooch is returned, their Birthday Party in four days' time will be cancelled and that their four Animals, Curd the Lion, Pilgrim Crow, Sweeney the Heenie (a hyena), and O'Flattery the Snake, will be given away to the Charity Shop.Curd the Lion, who witnessed the the... read more
When her mother dies, 18-year-old Kate and her father bury her in a place beloved of her childhood and go to live in a cottage close by. Kate meets a one-eyed vagabond who tells her the Elizabethan history of the neighbouring great house: of a massacre in the name of religion, of imprisonment, rape, torture and murder. It is a tale that comes alive in the telling as its victims rise up in veng... read more