I continued this hobby/summer job whilst studying 'Evolution of
the British Landscape' at Manchester University. Just before I graduated
I had my first full comic series (Betty Swallocks) published in
Custom Bike magazine in the UK and syndicated in other motorcycle
magazines in the USA, Australia and South Africa. This strip ran
for two years (24 episodes) and started my first freelance writing
stint. It was whilst reviewing events and festivals that I fell
into doing graphical work for the music industry.
About five or so years ago I started to reasearch an alternative
to the then current Mendhi Henna bodyart craze. This was when I
first started to grow and experiment with woad. I'm currently compiling
my book about woad and ancient bodyart and as far as I know I'm
the only woad bodyartist for quite a while, possibly about 1100
years. You never know, flares came back in fashion.
But it's the shared world heritage of megaliths that has taken
up most of my recent output. The universality of the stone age culture
is evident when the modern art of all nations is examined. And my
current research is into the Atecotti, the last aboriginal tribe
in Britain. Although I think I'm quite a way off deciding which
aspect of them should account for their first book. http://www.symbolstone.org/albion
During office hours I can be reached on 0402 330993.