Born into a home rich in farmyard animals. Moving to a Victorian
gothic folly on the edge of the New Forest, with senile patients,
a dog and imaginary friends, it's inevitable that Sms would read
a lot of SF. Between bogs, watching the night sky from forest treetops
and drawing and writing of Things From Somewhere Else, is foolishly
forbidden to read comics… Makes animated 'short' using plastic waste.
Informed by four colleges he doesn't officially exist. Between
inheriting debts and inherited legal messes, work includes: exhibition
organiser, express messenger and magazine writer. Over a year of
squatting in London. Graduates with degree in Philosophy. Draws/writes
and co-edits amateur comics. Works for Archaeology Dept as artist.
Goes 'pro' as comic strip artist /illustrator /scripter simultaneous
with rebuilding a house. In Lancashire, salvages 'Brownfield Sites'
from developers. In between drawing Things Which Don't Exist in
acrylics or ink:
Has, onstage, written/directed, demonstrated Alien Sex, and ritually
disembowelled a Clanger. Is writing and directing second film: a
'Gothic Romance'. Has swabbed out enough dead bodies to be cool
and changed enough nappies to be dull. To date, he calculates he's
planted over 200 trees. That may make up for all the paper and board,
but probably not.
Comics artwork includes: Oddmags, 2000AD, Arcane, Interzone, Games
Workshop, Marvel UK and US. Illustrations/covers include: Kerosina,
Sundry graphics design work, Penguin, Games Workshop, Pan, Marvel
UK and Interzone for which frequently been voted 'Best Artist'.
Ken Macintyre Award: 1989. BSFA Art award: 1998.
Art on Websites: http://www.fafner.demon.co.uk/dragonfly
Alligator Descartes, Anne
Sudworth, Brian Waugh, Chris
Moore, David A Hardy, David
Angus, David Vickers, Dominic
E Harman, Fred Gambino, Jim
Burns, Keith Scaife, Lisa
Konrad, Planet Fresh, SMS,
Steve Stone, Sue
Mason, Les Edwards.
Exhibition details: Dates: 14th July 2000 to 11th August 2000
Opening hours: 10:30 to 17:30. (closed Sundays) Admission:
2nd Floor Art Gallery Foyles Bookshop
113-119 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0EB