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, currently out of print) and The Simple Men (2012, available to purchase on the poetry page). 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, which you can also buy directly from me.

I have published several critical articles and chapters on Ted Hughes, and in the autumn of 2014 I began a PhD at the University of Sheffield looking at the way Hughes uses Christian structures and symbols, funded by the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities.

Take a look at my CV/resume for a full list of my creative and critical accomplishments.

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.