I’ve been freelancing professionally as a writer/artist of humour comics since 1984 as a writer and artist on numerous UK titles including OINK!, BUSTER, TRANSFORMERS, DANDY, BEANO, SONIC THE COMIC, TOXIC, VIZ, and many more for publishers such as IPC, Egmont, D.C. Thomson, and Marvel UK.
Characters I’ve created over the years include COMBAT COLIN, TOM THUG, PETE AND HIS PIMPLE, BRICKMAN, DEREK THE TROLL, THE DARK NEWT, TRANNY MAGNET, and many others.
I’ve also freelanced for international titles, creating THE SUBURBAN SATANISTS for Swedish / Norwegian comic HERMAN HEDNING, and a BRICKMAN series for U.S. comic ELEPHANTMEN.
I’ve also written scripts for other artists and have drawn strips written by others, such as illustrating THE GLUT, written by Dave Gibbons, for Knockabout’s SEVEN DEADLY SINS book.
I’ve worked on comics for a broad age range, from writing early reader titles such as CiTV TELLYTOTS to adult comics such as VIZ, with strips such as Combat Colin and Derek the Troll having elements that hopefully appeal to an all-ages readership.
David Hitchcock has a number of self-published projects under his belt, including Springheeled Jack, with his unique take on the notorious Victorian brigand garnering a prestigous Eagle Award in 2006.
Rory Walker is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. He’s hugely prolific as an artist, engaging in all sorts of things all at the same time. He’s generally happiest when out in the woods, chopping wood, making fires, drinking bourbon and twanging a flamenco guitar. He’s pretty good at swimming, likes making home-brews, regularly sports a beard, and can see every object he’s ever seen in his mind’s eye at any angle. This sometimes drives him nuts (see earlier mention of escaping to the woods).
Mychailo ‘Mike’ Kazybrid has worked professionally as artist/writer in the comic book industry for almost 37 years, this mainly on licensed characters and titles such as Wallace & Gromit (The Sun newspaper), Shaun the Sheep, Duckula, Dangermouse, The Tick, and Rattus Holmes cartoon books for UNESCO, to mention but a very small few. Work has equally included six years producing daily cartoon strips for provincial newpapers such as Bradford Telegraph & Argus, and later with The Manchester Evening News, also four years in broadcast television. He has developed characters for Restaurants such as Frankie & Benny’s, Garfunkels, Blubeckers and Chiquito’s. His recently created characters, Plastic Grannies appear on http://facebook.com/PlasticGrannies
Kev Hopgood is a children’s illustrator and comic book artist. He works for a wide variety of publishers in the UK,US and Europe. Past clients include Marvel comics, for whom he co-created the character War Machine which appeared in the latest Iron Man movie. He’s also worked in the educational and ELT fields for publishers such as Oxford University Press, Barrington Stoke & Franklin Watts