JOURNALISM

Please follow the links below to see some examples of my journalistic writing over the past decade. My interests are wide and varied, ranging from British youth culture through to travel writing.

The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History {extract}
A short extract from the final chapter of the book, examining the burgeoning Indie Crafting phenomenon.

Cafe Racers: British Rocker Culture and the Ace Cafe
A nice cup of Rosy Lea in the UK’s most famous biker hangout.

24 Hours in Liverpool
A whirlwind tour around one of the world’s most iconic cities.

Blythe Dolls
The humble Blythe doll, manufactured for one year only back in the seventies, has become truly culturally significant of late. Here’s a look at why that is.

Charles Burns: Black Hole
An interview with one of the most important graphic artists out there.

Billy Childish
One of the most outstanding and misunderstood figures on the British art scene.

Angelique Houtkamp: Tattoo Art
Inspirational tattoo art.

Space Invader
All out art attack.

Youth Cult Classics
Nick Clements and cultural re-creation.

Gemma Correll
Pugs Not Drugs.

Dan Clowes
Classic comic art.

Designer Toys
The phenomenon of plush and vinyl urban toys.

James Cauty
Preparing for emergencies.