A day in the life of Derek the Sheep is no forage in the field. Oh no. It's flippin' hard work, what with all those other pesky animals on the farm! Wherever Derek might be or whatever he might be up to, you can be sure there's something for him to get his wool in a twist about. But the cantankerous Derek is also not one to miss an opportunity - especially if it means more juicy grass - and brought here are a collection of some of Derek's most heroically daft adventures to be enjoyed time and again by one and all.
Gary graduated from Harrow College (University of Westminster) with a degree in Illustration in 1992. After discovering the hidden world of small press comics, he took the plunge with his own comics creating various titles such as "Great!", "Little Box of Comics" and "Stupidmonsters".
In 2002 he acquired the position of in-house illustrator at Eaglemoss Publications, where he worked for five years on projects such as Horrible Histories, Horrible Science and The Magical World Of Roald Dahl. From February 2004 his strip Derek The Sheep started appearing regularly in the Beano. Derek is the Beano's first and only creator-owned property. In 2008 a collection of Derek the Sheep stories was published by Bloomsbury and in France as Norbert Le Mouton, by L'edition de L'an 2.
Gary has drawn popular comic strips for many publications including The Phoenix, The Dandy, National Geographic Kids and The DFC.