Following an eight-year stint as co-editor and cartoonist for Viz comics, Alex moved into writing children’s TV comedy, where he is in great demand, having written on shows for a wide variety of production companies and major UK channels.
He has written on the Best Children’s Comedy BAFTA-winning Class Dismissed (CBBC), as well as Mr Bean: The Animated Series (Tiger Aspect/CITV), and Danger Mouse (CBBC) – while also working as lead writer on the Danger Mouse comic.
Other BBC shows include the classic hit Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed (Beano/CBBC), as well as School Of Roars (Dot to Dot/CBBC), DNN (CBBC) and Go Jetters (CBeebies). He recently wrote two episodes for his first live action children’s show, Nova Jones, produced by Jam Media and aired on CBBC.
His wide variety of writing credits include – the Johnny Vegas animation The Rubbish World of Dave Spud (Illuminated/CITV), Big Tree City (Blue Zoo/Netflix), Odo (Sixteen South/C5 Milkshake), Circle Square (Spider Eye/C5 Milkshake), It’s Pony (Blue Zoo/Nickelodeon), Ninja Express (Frog Box/CBBC), My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale (Entertainment One/YouTube) and Nella the Princess Knight (Brown Bag Films/Nickelodeon).
And not yet broadcast but coming soon are Deep in the Bowl (Zeilt Productions) and Lloyd of the Flies (Aardman/CITV).
He is currently working on a number of shows in development with Zodiak Kids, Snafu and Gaumont.
As an animator, Alex has produced comedy films with Vic Reeves and Ross Noble; as an illustrator, he has been published in a series of best-selling Harper Collins books; as a director, he was behind a series of Channel 4’s Comedy Blaps, voiced by Steve Coogan and Sarah Millican, and as himself, he appeared on Comedy Central’s Grouchy Young Men. Most recently, he was commissioned to draw a cartoon for Dara O Briain’s new tour artwork.
Alex has written for BBC Radio 4’s Pick of the Week and, in 2016, he saw off three hundred entrants to become a CBBC Anim8 finalist. He still knocks out comics for Viz, 20 years later.
Basically, he will do absolutely anything he can to avoid real work.