My working career began in magazines when, straight out of college, I was offered a job at Top Sellers in Wardour Street by my friend Dez Skinn
Dez, an ex-IPC editor, was at the time creator and editor of a
House of Hammer
. It was while at Top Sellers that I met the people who were to be the biggest influences on my working life, including Alan Jones, Tony Crawley, Phil Edwards and Steve Parkhouse
I then went on to work on Starburst
magazine, at Marvel Comics UK alongside Richard Burton
Richard and I were to work together again a couple of years later on 2000AD
and after that on Fun Online
led to At Home with Your PC
, which led to me becoming involved in the web, which led me to the BBC and the joys of corporate IT departments ...
It's been an interesting journey.
You can use the links below to navigate this section of the site, or you can use the "next" link at the foot of the page to lead you through this section chronologically ...
Top Sellers (1978)
Getting my feet wet in publishing, working as Assistant Editor on MAD and House of Hammer magazines
Marvel Comics (1980-1985)
Editing Starburst, Doctor Who monthly and cinema magazines.
Fleetway Editions (1987-1994)
One of Tharg's editorial droids on the Galaxy's Greatest Comic, 2000AD.
Egmont Interactive (1996)
On the editorial team of the first computer magazine for kids.
Planet Three (1997-2000)
Making the transition from print to winning a national award for web on the At Home with Your PC