Fred Fordham was born in 1985 and grew up in North London. He studied Politics and Philosophy at Sussex University where he discovered comics after reading Marjane Sartrapi’s Persepolis. This book sparked an interest in the form generally but particularly in the French bande dessinée tradition, and his first work in the medium (Nightfall) was published in France. He has since written and illustrated for various publications, most recently illustrating Philip Pullman’s debut graphic novel The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship. He is currently adapting and illustrating the graphic novel version of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, to be released in 2018.