Apart from some life drawing classes at college I am almost entirely self taught.
My professional career started with producing visualisations for companies that create props and displays (those animatronic characters you see in the windows of West End stores) in the late 1990s.
I produced my first small press comic/zine - Schizo - in collaboration with a friend, which we sold on the streets of south west London.
Between 2003 and 2011 I was creating comic strips on a semi-regular basis for a range of Scottish alternative comics and anthologies, perhaps most notably Northern Lightz and Wasted.
I have also produced promotional posters for Australian fringe theatre groups like Theatre in Decay, campaign graphics for groups working for a more peaceful world, and also a range of private commissions.
Being a freelance anything is, in material terms, a precarious path, especially if you value your independence.
If you like what you see and want to support my work, presently you can buy some quite practical things with my art on by visiting: http://www.redbubble.com/people/russmcp
I can be contacted using the form in the Contact section.
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