Upon leaving school to research his creations, the author went undercover and endured twenty-five years of gruelling drug-piggery.
By day, his 'cover' was as a Storyboard Artist, first in Pop Videos, then in Advertising, where he was very picky about his clientele (Marlboro, Messerschmitt, Monsanto, Mekunto, and Mail on Sunday being his favourites).
By night, he was a Comic-Book Artist. While still a spotty youth, he created Bloodrunners, an A4 page for Bike (UK's biggest selling monthly motorcycling magazine), starring Jack Shit, and sold many thousands of T-shirts featuring his antihero, alongside fatalistic and/or obscene slogans. Ostensibly about despatch riders delivering live human organs, the characters spent far more time getting wasted than working, which mirrored Andy's own life, and eventually, after three years he was sacked.
This seemed like a good time* to bring his characters alive on Super8 film, so he wrote and directed Bloodrunners (find it on YouTube). *In hindsight, idiotic.
Since then he’s got clean, continued storyboarding and created another comic entitled Jet Metal, which, for five years, featured in nine monthly motorcycling magazines worldwide, in five languages.
All his years of undercover research have been collated and distilled into his book,
"I'm Keeping the Head", the first in a series of mystery thrillers.
This Andy Sparrow should not be confused with his cave-dwelling namesake, who also sells books on Amazon. This Andy Sparrow has never entered a cave. Not because of claustrophobia, nor nyctophobia, but for a nagging fear of a large object falling on his head. This also makes driving and walking in built up areas quite difficult. He lives near the beach in West Sussex, but still won't take off his crash helmet.