Steve Marchant is one of the UK’s foremost tutors in comic-strip and cartoon skills. He has taught students of all ages for the last 25 years at London’s City University, Birkbeck (University of London), the Hayward Gallery, Tate Britain, the Arvon Foundation, the Black Cultural Archive, the London Cartoon Centre, and the Cartoon Museum – where he is also the curator of its HLF-funded ‘Comics Creators’ gallery. He regularly teaches at schools and libraries across the UK and has taught in Hungary and Latvia for the British Council.
Steve has produced numerous educational comics and cartoons for clients including the BBC’s ‘Bitesize’ website, the Learning Trust, Kingston Travel Awareness Unit, Lewisham Youth Service, Southwark Pensioners Action Group, the Who Cares? Trust and Africaid, presenting topical information in a fun, accessible format.
Illustration clients have included British Airways, Intel, Kogan Page, ITV, and South London Theatre.
Steve is the author/illustrator of two books: The Cartoonist’s Workshop (still available on Amazon), and The Computer Cartoon Kit (also available but horrifically out of date). His personal comic-strips appear sporadically in the award-winning online comic Aces Weekly.
He lives in London with his partner and two hamsters.