Joe has been drawing comics and cartoons his whole life, if not longer.
After years of contributing to the UK fan magazines he started getting work published in the Beano, from there he had a regular newspaper strip called 'The Sunday Gang' for the Newcastle-based 'Sunday Sun'. Trials for Count Duckula and the Rug Rats comic eventually led to getting a contract to draw 'Tom & Jerry' and 'Looney Tunes' comics. Following this Joe went on to produce storyboards for 'Bob the Builder'.
In recent times Joe has published his own kids comic 'Funny Monsters Comic' with characters like 'Zackster Kid Zombie', 'Werewolf Growl' and 'Millie Monster Hunter'
This led Joe to publish his dream book a cartoon version of 'A Christmas Carol' a lavishly printed 84 page A4 book in full colour. Joe's humorous drawings capturing the true essence of the festive season and adapted in captivating rhyme by Dave McCluskey this book is sure to be a Christmas favourite of readers of all ages.
More recent work has included a series of educational books for an American publisher and also a new comic strip Space Dawg forthe new on-line comic Goof!
Alan attended Campion high school in St Helens and is now a successful writer and editor.
Alan co-created Stormwatcher for Acme/Eclipse before working on Panini UK's Marvel line, writing the first UK-originated Spider-Man strips for over a decade. He created the best-selling Jackie Chan Adventures and the award-winning Classic Marvel Figurine Collection and DC Super Hero Collection for Eaglemoss Publishing. He is presently editing the DC Chess Collection and Batman Automobilia Collection.
Mike wrote and drew strips for Marvel ComicsUK, amongst them; Spider-Man, Transformers, Doctor Who, and Zoids. He also worked on the celebrated UK weekly comic 2000 AD drawing Judge Dredd, Sláine and Rogue Trooper, as well as writing various Future Shocks.
He was hired in the 'Second Wave' of British artists lured to the United States in the late 1980s. Through the 1990s, he worked primarily for DC Comics on their key titles – Batman, Superman, Flash, Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League.
He also drew a series of licensed comics for the company, using various TSR, Inc./Dungeons and Dragons characters. A brief spell at Marvel saw Mike working on Uncanny X-Men (Key issue: #266, the first appearance of Gambit). He was back to DC though, to write and draw Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt.
In the late 1990s, he drew a Babylon 5 mini-series, "In Valen's Name"
Currently, Mike draws Doctor Who comics amongst other work.