I grew up reading comics. In fact, I’d say comics were what got me hooked on reading, long before I picked up my first book. I’m lucky enough to be able to write scripts and other content for comics and magazines these days. Some of those I’ve contributed to are below.
I grew up reading the Beano, and contributing to it every week is a bit of a dream come true. At the moment, I write scripts for Ball Boy and Gnasher & Gnipper, but have also written for The Bash Street Kids a few times, too.
If I could go back in time and tell my younger self that I was writing about Dennis’s faithful doggy pal on a weekly basis, he’d probably slap me in the face in disbelief, then tell me to hush my mouth. If you’re not currently reading the Beano, grab it next time you’re at your local newsagents.
Angry Birds Magazine
I have to admit, I was never a fan of Angry Birds when I was growing up. Mind you, they didn’t exist, so that’s hardly a surprise. I was pretty addicted to the first game when it came out on iPhone (although I was rubbish at it), so when I was approached to write some strips for Angry Birds Magazine, I at least knew who the characters were.
At first, I had no idea how to translate the game into a regular series of five-page stories, but I got the hang of it in the end. They’re great fun to write, and hopefully great fun to read, too.
I’ll post more details of my comic work soon, so check back shortly for details.