Buttercup Festival started back in 2000 at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and continued until 2005, when it began a three-year hibernation. Series 2 began in 2008 and continued until 2013. Every strip is drawn on paper with pencils and pens. More information can be found in the Wikipedia article. I didn't write it.

A lot of my creative energy goes into poetry: Two Ravens Press have published my two full-length books, Parsimony (2009) and The Simple Men (2012). Both are currently out of print. Other poems have been published as smaller projects, some of which you can buy directly from me; see the poetry page for details.

2013 saw the Kickstarter-funded publication of Renaming of the Birds, an illustrated storybook in journal form.

I have published several critical articles and chapters on Ted Hughes, and in the autumn of 2017 I completed a PhD at the University of Sheffield researching religious aspects of the work of the poet Ted Hughes, funded by the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities.

I was born and lived more or less the first twenty-five years of my life in Massachusetts, and now reside with my wife and daughters in the north of England.

Most of my work can be related back to an adolescence spent wandering through the woods.