“I was spawned in southern England within close radius of King Arthur’s Table, HMS Victory, and Stonehenge, (and with ‘Lord of the Rings’ being read to me since I was four.) Unavoidably I grew up believing things are better if they’re ancient, magical, possibly non-existent, and have talking trees. And if things don’t exist, you draw them.
After graduating I fled to Portugal (warmth! sunshine! air you can see through!) and set up my studio in an old attic flat by the sea, because artistic clichés must be upheld.
And now I draw geek things. Mostly for trading cards, but also books and exhibitions. With companies like Topps and Cryptozoic I’ve been an official artist on trading card sets for Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and various Star Wars releases, as well as the TV show Penny Dreadful.”