“akuto”/”lady guinevine strathmore, blood and gold”

norm grew up drawing and painting on the walls and fridges of his parent’s chinese take-away, bringing them much annoyance. So they got him a cheap pad of paper, pencil and some comic books to draw from. now as an adult things haven’t changed much, he still loves to draw and paint, and be inspired by the huge variety of comic and fantasy books out there.

finalist 2000AD competition 2019 “the ticket”

second place thought bubble competition 2016 “monkfish”

winner of lakes international comic arts festival titan undiscovered talent competition 2014 “innocent abroad (lost in space)”

winner of thought bubble winner newspaper competition 2013

artist for: “The fat boy with the bomb and 299 of the world’s craziest politicians” (myrmidon books), “gilbert’s universe” (markosia)



“the fiery crown”

charles cutting has been a professional artist for over 20 years. his work in comics has been published by the open university and various small presses. his latest graphic novel is the fiery crown.


“lady guinevine strathmore, blood and gold”

amsel began writing comics in the 2000s with underfire comics, a small press collective based in brighton.  amsel created lady guinevine strathmore at that time and also wrote titles such as “the goose”,”half dead combat teddy” and edited the multi-authored compilation “rocknight”.

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