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.
Fred has written and illustrated for various publications. This includes adapting and illustrating the graphic novel version of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, adapting F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, again for a graphic novel, and illustrating Philip Pullman’s debut graphic novel The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship.