Spike lives in North London with partner Kaz, and their children, Ethan and Stevie Jasmine. Most of his spare time is spent with his kids, building tree houses and ice-skating.
Since graduating from St. Martins in the late 80’s, Spike has been supplying his “spiky nosed” illustrations to a host of clients. Through a diverse range of briefs his cast of genetically challenged humanoids, Heath Robinson-style machines, and a menagerie of animals have naturally evolved.
He has always thrived on long standing regular slots and series of illustrations, current gigs include; a Guardian Sport column and illustrations for Occupational Health at Work for which he writes and draws the 'From the Vaults' cartoon strip.
This firm grounding in quick turn-around editorial work, with ridiculously short deadlines has ensured that Spike's work has stayed minty fresh.
The Radio Times
Occupational Health at Work
BBC Good Food magazine
Times Educational Supplement
Scholastic Children's Books
Oxford University Press