Writing Portfolio

I particularly enjoy and specialise in writing informative feature content, taking comprehensive and diligently researched information and presenting it in a way that is accessible to casual audiences. In my years writing for a variety of outlets both in print and online, I’ve developed the ability to fit in with different publications’ house styles where appropriate; while my own writing style is frequently characterised as conversational and engaging.

In addition to the below work, my writing currently features in Hachette’s Marvel’s Mightiest Heroes Graphic Novel Partwork. This is a 100-part fortnightly set of books, each spotlighting a different Marvel Comics character. I have written the behind-the-scenes feature in each issue.

Creative

A Brief History of Time Travel
“A radio sitcom on the internet”, and the UK’s first ever Kickstarter-funded sitcom. Written, produced and directed in partnership with James Hunt, ABHoTT is a sci-fi sitcom about time travel, starring Jon Shaw, Jo Eliot, Henry Imbert and Ian Symes, with special guest star Robert Llewellyn. The entire series is downloadable for free at the official website, where merchandise and a tie-in “making of” book can also be bought.

The Amazing Spider-Boy
From The Spectacular Spider-Man (UK) #183, 2009. Plot and outline by me, script by Ferg Handley, art by Carlos Gomez and Gary Erskine.

Panic
From Phonogram vs the Fans (2009). Art by Kat Stevens.

Den of Geek

Dominic Cooper interview
Hey Duggee: The Best Cartoon on Television?
Back to the Future: 88 Geeky Spots in the Trilogy
Alex Winter interview
Looking Back at Bill & Ted
Edgar Wright interview
Defending Ghostbusters II
Spider-Man: Ranking the Movies
Top 10 Saved by the Bell Episodes
The Top 10 Films of 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy
Karl Urban interview

Mental Floss (UK)

7 Incredibly Short-Lived Football Transfers
How Do Football Transfers Work?
6 Games You’re Probably Playing Wrong
11 English Phrases Nobody Can Agree On

BBC America – Anglophenia

10 Things You May Not Know About the Mad Max Films
Celebrating the Skyscrapers of London
10 Underappreciated Britpop Songs
10 Great Things About the London Underground
Doctor Who: 10 Things You May Not Know About “The Waters of Mars”
Doctor Who: 10 Things You May Not Know About “Blink”
Doctor Who: 10 Great Doctor/Companion Moments
What the Doctor Who Specials Say About Christmas
Doctor Who: Look Back at the Doctors’ First Episodes
A Sitcom Tour of Great Britain

When Saturday Comes

Hard Case book review (Issue #337, March 2015)
“Gritted Teeth” (Issue #316, June 2013) – On Luis Suarez
Joe Fagan: Reluctant Champion book review (Issue #300, February 2012)
“Counting Your Blessings” (Issue #295, September 2011) – On away goals
Red Men book review (Issue #284, October 2010)
“Figure It Out” (Issue #273, November 2009) – On shirt numbers

“Universal Truth” (Issue #352, June 2016) – On the Hillsborough verdict
“Long Goodbyes” (Issue #341, July 2015) – On Steven Gerrard
Last Word: “Colour Co-Ordination” (Issue #312, February 2013) – On kit choices
“Home Improvement” (Issue #310, December 2012) – On the redevelopment of Anfield
“Comic Effects” (Issue #309, November 2012) – On the disappearance of football comics characters
“Respect Campaign” (Issue #304, June 2012) – On Alan Davies and Hillsborough
Pre-Season Preview: Liverpool (Supplement to issue #295, September 2011)
Screen Test (Issue #291, May 2011) – Review of classic Liverpool in Europe video

TV Watch columns – #351 (May 2016), #346 (December 2015), #340 (June 2015), #336 (February 2015), #332 (October 2014), #326 (April 2014), #322 (December 2013)

The Official Red Dwarf Website

Give Us Some Credit – Breaking down Red Dwarf‘s opening and closing sequences
Ch-Ch-ChangesRed Dwarf‘s history of retcons
Starter For Ten – Looking back at Series X
Fully Booked – A history of Red Dwarf in print
Doug Naylor – The Anniversary Interview
Comic Relief – Looking back at the Smegazine comic strips
New Beginnings – Reporting from the set of Red Dwarf X

Unlimited Rice Pudding – Doctor Who Reviews/Features

Heaven Sent
The Zygon Inversion
The Girl Who Died
The Magician’s Apprentice
“The Trip of a Lifetime”
Death in Heaven
In the Forest of the Night
Mummy on the Orient Express
Listen
“Twelve for Twelve”
“Who Should Be The Next Doctor?”
Remembrance of the Daleks (Novel)
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
Asylum of the Daleks
The Doctor’s Wife

Den of Geek – Older Features

A Closer Look at the Superman Lives Script
Sim City 2000 and the Art of the Gaming Manual
Does Jurassic Park Still Stand Up?
Looking Back at The Truman Show
Celebrating Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey At 20
Top 10 Superman Stories
Ten Essential Joker Stories
Ariana Richards interview
John Romita Jr interview
Frank Quitely interview
Senna review
Back to the Future Anniversary Edition review
WALL-E review

Film4 – Movie Reviews

Man of Steel (2013)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Green Lantern (2011)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
Thor (2011)
Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2010)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Kick-Ass (2010)
Blur: No Distance Left to Run (2010)

Miscellaneous Features

The Rise and Fall of the Great British Football Comic (New Statesman)
Licence to Thrill (Comic Heroes)