As a dyslexic with attention deficit disorder I’m forever looking for ways to better myself outside of a classroom or library setting, and quickly. I have created many long walks with arbitrarily imposed restrictions for me to set out on whilst I figure this out. These walks have acted as research for my practice for many years. Frustrated at a lack of opportunities to exhibit, I put my ideas down into self-published books and began life as an illustrator. I’m interested in exploring walking as a creative act and how one might create knowledge from this. I seek out situations that might put myself or a project at risk of total failure and then create work telling you how badly that went. This has mainly been in comic books and illustrations but has expanded over the years to include animation, sculpture and architecture.




Manchester Metropolitan University, Master of Illustration (currently studying part time)

Manchester Metropolitan University, Bachelor of Interactive Arts, 2001


Selected Exhibitions




[[ Everyone’s Asking If I’m OK / No One’s Asking If I’m OK }}

The Icing Room, London




You the Audience, The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester


Helsinki to Tampere, Helsinki Comic Festival, Finland


Drawing Reportage, Now and Here, Lateral Artspace, Cluj, Romania


Take Me Back to Manchester, Manchester Museum, Manchester




The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn, The Factory, Kendal


Walking With Comics, University of Cumbria, Carlisle




The Fire to Say: Comics as Poetry, Winkleman Gallery, New York, USA




Sequential Investigations: The New Comics, Amelia Douglas Gallery, Vancouver, Canada




Worded: Comics As Poetry, NK Gallery, Boston, USA


Selected publications



The Lanky, self published


Rolling Stock, self published




Take Me Back to Manchester, self published




The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn, self published



Swear Down, Blank Slate Books.  ISBN 978-1906653293



Leaf & Signal, Warren Craghead, USA

Berlin And That, Blank Slate Books.  ISBN 978-1906653071



Proper Go Well High, Blank Slate Books.  ISBN 978-1906653026



Trains Are…Mint, Blank Slate Books.  ISBN 978-1906653002



Allemenstratten, i3 ISBN 0-9542058-5-5