Kev Crossley began his long career as an artist at the tender age of three, when he discovered that rather than eating poster paint, it was actually useful for painting with. It was a while before he worked out that the teachers shouted less when you kept the brush on the paper, (rather than, for example, the trouser leg of Mr. Robinson!) Nevertheless, he displayed a precocious talent for one so young, and by the age of seven he was composing vast battles between armies of Daleks and Hulked-up dinosaurs on his bedroom walls (as he still hadn't mastered the art of staying on the paper.)
Such a promising start augured well for the future, and after a distracting three years at university studying typography and how not to design stationary, he stumbled into a job as a video game artist. This was a role he enjoyed for 15 years before becoming a freelance illustrator, contributing to numerous RPG books and comics such as 2000AD and KISS4K. His book Fantasy Clip Art was published in 2006, and he writes regularly for various art magazines including ImagineFX.
His grueling work schedule is made bearable by the unwavering support of his wonderful wife Fiona, and thanks to the example set by his son Aidan, Kev's brushes still stray from the paper...
Kevin Crossley's Books
The Game Maker's Companion
- Publication Date: October 18, 2010
- ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2826-4
- Price: $27.99
The Game Maker's Companion is the long-awaited sequel to The Game Maker's Apprentice: the beginner's guide to game development that has become a staple in the bedrooms and classrooms of hobbyist game developers around the world. Learn More …