Award-Winning Children's Writer,
Illustrator and
Reluctant Superhero

Welcome

This is my "official" website where you can read all sorts of random stuff about me and I can pretend to be grown-up for a change.

I'm represented by Heather Cashman at Storm Literary

New Comic - ANTISOCI@L MEDIA



I'm delighted to share my new monthly comic strip for writers and illustrators, exclusively at SCBWI Words & Pictures. Antisoci@l Media is a fun look at the highs and lows of social media for creative people.

Check out Episode 1 - Manifest Destiny.

Mixing it Up - Challenging My Unconscious Biases to Add Diversity to My Writing

Photo by Mike Petrucci on Unsplash

As a straight, white man, how can I add diversity to my work in a realistic, sensitive and respectful way? In my blog post for Notes from the Slushpile, I talk about exactly how I went about this process for my latest graphic novel.


My Comic Book Inspirations



As a child, I loved the British humour comics that dropped through my letterbox each week. In an article for SCBWI Words & Pictures, I talk about how these titles shaped my creative worldview as a writer and illustrator.


My Magazine Merit Award Story



I was honoured to be asked to kick off a new series on SCBWI Words & Pictures magazine, all about SCBWI's awards, grants and scholarships.

Here I am talking about my 2015 Magazine Merit Award win for my short story The Last Typewriter, which you can also read right here on my site.



Me and My Agent Article with Heather Cashman


What's it like to work with an agent who lives 4,000 miles away from you? And what's it like for them?

Read my collaborative post with Heather Cashman for SCBWI Words & Pictures magazine, to find out how we work together.

SCBWI Crystal Kite 2019 Video

For the third year running, I was asked to contribute to the video presentation celebrating the nominees for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Crystal Kite Award for UK and Ireland. But this year, I maybe had a little too much fun with it!

Check out the video below and see what you think.