David Leach

Dan Dare, The Prisoner

DAVID LEACH’s career as a cartoonist, writer and editor spans over 33-years and began in 1986 when he left art college to work as Bob Godfrey’s ghost artist on Henry’s Cat. During his career he has worked for IPC, Marvel UK, Marvel US, BBC Worldwide, Panini, Egmont, Tundra, and Fleetway. His work has appeared in The Sunday Times, Telegraph, Sun and Private Eye as well as: Whizzer & Chips, Gas, Brain Damage, UT, Moose Kid, Casper, The Toxic Crusaders and 1980’s cult British comics, Toxic! and Oink!. He created Psycho Gran for Oink! and The Dinner Ladies from Hell and The Driver, (which he co-created) for the cult comic Toxic! He also co-wrote and drew The Toxic Crusaders for Marvel US.

He joined Titan Books In 2008 as the Graphic Novel Editor. There he compiling collections of classic titles like Roy of the Rovers, Jane, Betty Boop, Flash Gordon, Dan Dare, Best of Battle, and Mandrake the Magician before moving to the Comic division of Titan to edit the SpongBob SquarePants and Adventure Time comic magazines. He went on to write and edit the Wallace and Gromit daily newspaper strip for the Sun newspaper, before working on Titan’s new range of newsstand comic titles including The Blacklist, Fighting American, Hammer Horror: The Mummy & Captain Kronos, Dan Dare, Anno Dracula: 5 Days of Mayhem, SuperMansion and the critically acclaimed new series of The Prisoner: The Uncertainty Machine.

In 2011 he brought Psycho Gran out of retirement to appear in David Lloyd's Aces Weekly digital comic and her own digital comic available exclusively from Comixology.

In 2013 David co-won Channel Four’s Come Dine With Me.

In 2014 Dead Universe Comics published the first two issues of David Leach Conquers the Universe and in 2018 published the second issue of Psycho Gran Vs… a new 4-book mini series.

In 2019 David was promoted to Senior Creative Editor and is currently working on new titles including Blade Runner 2019 and an all-new graphic novel adaptation of Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Phantom of the Opera.

He lives in High Wycombe with his wife and two children.

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