I have been a newspaper reporter for the best part of 20 years now. I switched to freelance work in 2007 in order to become a carer for my girlfriend (who is disabled). I’m interested in politics, with an emphasis on people rather than the movement of money – although I appreciate that knowledge of financial matters does help.

I’m also a musician, and have been playing in bands since 2006. I’m currently in a ska group called the Dodgie Jammers, and before that I was in Oneyeopen which was more your good old-fashioned blues-based rock ‘n roll.

Oh yeah, and about 12 years ago, with a few friends, I created Violent! the enfant terrible of the small-press comics world, for which I write Hard-Boiled Hitler. As you can probably imagine from the title, the strip is extremely anti- its subject matter, but in what I hope is a very funny way. Hopefully there will be a graphic novel collection later in 2012 but we’ll have to see.


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