In a sentence, who are you and what do you do?
Independent Comic book artist and writer
What got you started? Was there a specific moment or time when you released “this is what I want to do”?
Matt Hardy of Mad Robot bullied me into it. He started off asking me to do a small couple of page comics and then one day we just decided to keep going. After a while the comics got bigger and then one day we were like shall we publish this?
What was your favourite comic growing up?
Tintin was defiantly the comic of my childhood. It was a proper adventure every time I sat down to read it.
What was the first piece of work or project that you were really proud of?
Madhouse No.1 from Mad Robot. It was the first comic I held in print and it was a real accomplishment. It’s not our finest work but it holds a special place. Every time you hold a fresh printed comic you have been working on in your hands there is an amazing feeling.
What is your preferred material to work with?
Currently digital but I also love a good technical pencil.
What is your least liked material to work with?
I enjoy most mediums although I really dislike photo comics.
What’s your dream project? Forget about money, time, popular demand or any other variable. If that was all covered and you would work on whatever you wanted. What would it be?
Probably Tank girl because it’s an awesome comic and it’s pretty fun.its a comic I have enjoyed a lot over the years and I think I could bring something too it.
If you were hired to create a book cover based on a classic story, what would the story be and how would you tackle creating it?
Maybe a really creepy Pinocchio or Peter Pan. I really enjoy a good twisted fairytale.
If you had a spirit animal, what would it be?
What are you currently working on and what’s coming up in the future?
I’m working on a few bits at the moment inc… Dan Earey and myself are twisted gay horror Darkboy & Adler, Mad Robots ongoing Cadavers and the sci-fi Morrigan with Doug Ross & Richard Johnston. Currently, the future holds more of the same with these three being ongoing but I do have a couple of secret projects on the go that I can’t disclose at the moment.
Which artist(s) would you like to see interviewed? Why?
Warwick Johnson Cadwell
What questions (apart from these ones!) would you like to ask them?
I’d like to ask him how he makes squiggly uneven lines look amazing and perfect. It’s an art form that I’m insanely jealous of.
Tell us something about yourself that people wouldn’t normally know!
I trained as a stop-motion animator but I wasn’t very good.
Blue Fox Publishing Limited
As well as comics, Simon writes plays, poetry, (award winning) film scripts. He also acts, directs and produces films, too, because why have any spare time…