Portrait by Russell Mark Olson
Martin Simpson (Simo to his friends), is a freelance illustrator and comics creator based in the UK.
He has illustrated for the likes of Apple, Scholastic, Bauer Media, Templar Publishing, The House of Books, Frito Lay, and The Chicken House Publishing.
His comics have appeared in: ‘The Thought Bubble Anthology Collection’ (Image Comics), ‘The British Showcase Anthology’ (Markosia Comics) and ‘Meanwhile...’ (Soaring Penguin Press).
In 2015, Martin successfully Kickstarted his own one-man Anthology comic ‘Misc’ and has since gone on to create ‘The Needleman’, a short graphic novel for ‘Soaring Penguin Press’ which was named by Pipedream Comics as one of the top ten Indie and Small Press Comics of 2018.
In 2020, Martin joined a team of six UK based comics creators to create and successfully crowd fund the first issue of ‘SKRAWL Comix Magazine’.
Martin is currently working on his new book ‘NORD’ for ‘Soaring Penguin Press’.