Gary Jeffrey, from Clacton on-Sea, Essex, was a boy who grew up wanting to be an artist. Which worked okay for ten years until the pressing needs of a burgeoning family forced the young dreamer to up and get a job. He ended up working as a graphic designer for a small nonfiction children’s book publisher in London. Part of his job was adapting biographies and history into comics. Over the course of a decade writing and storyboarding these comics he grew to love the medium and became excited by its possibilities.