David Baillie leaps out of bed every morning burning with the fire of youthful enthusiasm.
If you haven't heard of him you've been listening in the wrong places.
His work has appeared in 2000AD, Judge Dredd Megazine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tripwire, Redeye, Comics International, Zombies and Robots and has been translated into almost a dozen languages.
His screenwriting has been nominated for a BAFTA/Rocliffe Award and shortlisted for the hotly-contested Red Planet Prize and the BBC Scotland Writes Drama Competition and he recently worked with the prestigious Ragdoll Productions on a couple of television projects.
Last year he spent a month as the artist in residence at the groundbreaking Colchester-based visual arts centre firstsite. Exhibitions of his art have been mounted in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Paris and Oxford.
This is his website.
What people are saying...
Ever changing, always trying something new and different. A great artist making great stories.
Richard Bruton - Forbidden Planet Blog
There are some huge talents out there. I love what David Baillie is doing, for example.
A talented storyteller capable of creating convincing and well-realised worlds.
TRS2 - The Review Site
A talent to watch for the future.
Baillie's storytelling ability never misses.
If I had to choose someone from the whole of the small press to back me in a fist fight, it would definitely be David Baillie.
Matthew Badham - Redeye
A sexier, even cuter version of Ben Grimm, The Thing
Andy Luke - TRS2/Bugpowder/Gran
One of my favourite cartoonists
Ed Kaye - Hypergeek
For other kind words from peers, celebrities and reprobates click here.
I'll be at the BBC Writers' Festival in Leeds this month, and both the MCM London Comicon and Thought later in the year.