I’m Gordon, an illustrator and comic-maker. I live and work in Leith, Edinburgh.
I am captivated by the magic that comic panels hold, a magic that no other mediums can even echo. Aye, I’m that involved.
Inspiration, I’ve learnt, can be anywhere. We just need to often stop, step back, and take in the world around us. Whether it’s bridges like Brooklyn, Forth, or Jeff; or smaller things such as the goosanders who are in the local river for but a few months, (we’re friends now) – they can bring joy and whim to this face, mind and heart.
I hope I reflect some of this in my work.
My previous book, BITTERSWEET, is on Brain Tumour Research’s Recommended Reading List.
I am currently working on a graphic novel that gives unpaid carers space to tell us their stories.
Documentary makers Melt the Fly – (previous work includes Sink or Skim, Harmonic Spectrum) – are working on a film which follows the creation of my following work, as I live with my brain tumour. It is funded by BBC Scotland and Screen Scotland.
Feel free to get in touch with any questions,