New direction for National Geographic Kids strip!

As many of you may know, I’ve been writing and drawing comic strips for one of Britain’s top-selling children’s magazines, National Geographic Kids, for nearly four years now.

Every month my jolly comic strips tell the stories of famous people and places throughout history: from the life and times of Suffragette Emeline Pankhurst…


Emmeline Pankhurst stands up for her rights!

To the achievements of Emperor Qin and his stunning Terracotta Army; to the archaeological wonder of Machu Picchu and to the brutal, but colourful history of our own British Isles…


Robert the Bruce tangles with a spider.

Helping us along the way during the last couple of years, guiding us through the tricky facts and figures, we have our very own wily (and cheeky!) explorer, Max the Mouse!

A dragon takes Max on a ride through Chinese history!

Max has survived the rough and tumble of the Norman invasion of 1066, wrestled with Vikings Gods and unravelled the complexities of inventions such as televisions, phones and computers…

Max inadvertently starts a riot during the Industrial Revolution.

And now, in our exciting new feature, Max and I will be telling the stories of Animal Heroes and Celebrities! I’ve been pushing for us to tell stories about animals for a while now, because I loves drawing animals so much and this new strip is a perfect vehicle to work on.

Our first star is Laika, the first dog (and first Earthling!) in space!

The handsome, and very brave, Laika.

Along the way we have plans for daring dolphins, parachuting dogs,  and a whole menagerie of other gallant critters. So do please do buy a copy for yourself or your kids to uncover what shenanigans I’m up to every month in NGKids Magazine!

Thank you!

National Geographic Kids strips online!

As some of you may know, for the past two years I’ve written and drawn a comicstrip every month for the popular magazine National Geographic Kids. For the first 18 months or so I wrote jolly stories about individual people from history, such as Cleopatra, Nelson Mandela, Einstein, Scott of The Antarctic, that sort of thing (I have some on my webpage here).

Then in January we had a bit of a revamp and I came up with a little dude called Max the Mouse who would walk you through historical civilizations as a bit of a beleaguered tourist guide.

Here he is getting into a bit of gladitorial shenanigans…

Anyways, I was doing as bit of ego-surfing the other day and it turns out they’ve put a few of the Max strips online! Woohoo!

So here’s they are for your delectation (whatever that means):




They’re a bit chopped up from the original strips to fit the web format, but it’s great to see them on the website. Of course to see the strip proper, you’ll have to buy the mag every month! 🙂