I’m a freelance archaeological illustrator, specialising in finds and reconstruction illustrations for excavation projects, museums and for publication. I was site illustrator for the Çatalhöyük Research Project in Turkey for almost ten years, and now work on Amerindian sites in the Caribbean (the islands of Carriacou, Grenada, Mustique, Nevis and St. Kitts), prehistoric sites on the Pacific island of Palau, and Mesolithic sites along the Danube in Serbia, including revisiting the excavations at Lepenski Vir.
I began working with comics in archaeology as part of my interest in the use of narrative in archaeological visualisation. As part of public archaeology and outreach work in the West Indies, I produced a comic entitled Archaeology in the Caribbean, which is used in schools, local businesses and museums on islands like Carriacou, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis. Since then I’ve produced numerous comics for archaeological excavation projects, sites and museums – clients include CADW, the Grenada National Museum, the Princes Regeneration Trust and The Museum of London. I’ve given papers and presentations on the use of comics in archaeology to Visualisation in Archaeology conference, the Society for American Archaeology, the American Anthropological Association, the Comics Forum UK conference and York University. In 2015 I will have a paper on the use of comics in archaeology – in the form of a comic – published in the journal Advances in Archaeological Practice. I’m very interested in talking with anyone who also uses comics in archaeology.
Comics & Medicine
In 2010 I co-wrote and illustrated a graphic novel about Autism/Asperger Syndrome called Something Different About Dad. I presented a paper on the project at the second Comics and Medicine conference in Chicago. I’m currently working on a second medicine-related graphic novel, One of Those People, dealing with issues surrounding dependence and anti-depressants.