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SMS

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.

 

SMS


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

 

 

Artists exhibiting

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: Free

2nd Floor Art Gallery Foyles Bookshop
113-119 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0EB
United Kingdom

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