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.

Features/Opinion

Empire

  • “The Other Marvel Cinematic Universe” (Issue #358, February 2019) – On Sony’s Spider-Man characters
  • “Gunn, Reloaded” (Issue #356, December 2018) – On the director’s hiring for Suicide Squad 2
  • “Ten of the Best: The Producers (Issue #354, October 2018)
  • “What Next for DC?” (Issue #352, August 2018) – On the future of the DCEU movies
  • “Ten of the Best: Shock Treatment (Issue #348, May 2018)
  • “Empire Masterpiece: Back to the Future (Issue #346, March 2018)
  • “Baker’s Half-Dozen” (Issue #341, October 2017) – Interviewing Tom Baker about select Doctor Who moments
  • “The Exterminators” (Issue #333, March 2017) – 10 great Dalek moments from Doctor Who

When Saturday Comes

  • Pre-Season Preview: Liverpool (Supplement to issue #378, September 2018)
  • Quality of Mersey (Issue #370, December 2017) – On Marine FC
  • Quiet Genius book review (Issue #364, June 2017)
  • “Race Relations” (Issue #360, February 2017) – Reviewing two books about football comic strips
  • “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 -#380 (November 2018), #375 (May 2018), #372 (February 2018), #361 (March 2017), #356 (October 2016), #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

Den of Geek

BBC America – Anglophenia

Unlimited Rice Pudding – Doctor Who Reviews/Features