About Me


Hailing from Essex, I graduated from Harrow College (University of Westminster) with a degree in Illustration in 1992. After discovering the hidden world of small press comics, I took the plunge with my own comics creating various titles such as “Great!”, “Little Box of Comics” and “Stupidmonsters”.
In 2002 I jumped head-first into the deep end of children’s publishing with the position of in-house illustrator at Eaglemoss Publications, where I worked for five years on amazing projects such as Horrible Histories, Horrible Science and The Magical World Of Roald Dahl.
From February 2004 my strip Derek The Sheep started appearing regularly in the Beano. Derek is the Beano’s first and only creator-owned property.
In 2008 a collection of Derek the Sheep stories was published by Bloomsbury and in France as Norbert Le Mouton, by L’edition de L’an 2.
I have since drawn popular comic strips for many top notch publications including The Dandy, National Geographic Kids and The DFC.
Lately I’ve been knocking out weekly nonsense in the form of Gary’s Garden for The Phoenix and I have a brand new children’s graphic novel called The Terrible Tales of the Teenytinysaurs out from Walker books.

email: garynorthfield@gmail.com

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