A former NHS GP, now working on a PhD at Central Saint Martins, with supervisors Roger Sabin and Ian Horton. Wrote about comics for fanzines from 1976. Founding editor of the zine Comics Forum in 1992 (no relation to current website of same name). Contributed a chapter on punk and comics to Roger Sabin (ed.) Punk Rock, So What? The Cultural Legacy of Punk (Routledge, 1999). Interviews with comics creators Alan Moore and Peter Bagge reprinted in the University Press of Mississippi’s Conversations series of books, in 2011 and 2015. Previous presentations include Transitions 7, Nov 2016; Transitions 8, Nov 2018; International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference, University of Dundee, June 2017 and Bournemouth University, June 2018; ImageTech: Comics and Materiality, University of Florida April 2018.
Research keywords: history of comics, nineteenth century, twentieth century, American colour comics, newspaper strips, comic books, printing, colour separation, Ben Day dots, Craftint, newsprint, letterpress, Roy Lichtenstein