Tony was born in Chelmsford, and after living in a variety of places, including Southampton, Brighouse, Spain and Gibraltar, returned to Chelmsford where he lives to this day.
He began drawing at the age of six, when he discovered 'The Ecology & Evolution of the Dinosaurs' in his parents' book shelf, copying every dinosaur faithfully in pencil. Then came comics, starting with 1970's Marvel (Captain Britain, Hulk, Luke Cage, Spiderman etc) Battle Picture Weekly, Whoopee, Roy of the Rovers, 2000ad and at the end of his stint as a copyist, 1980's DC Comics.
Between 1985 and 1989, Tony attended David Lloyd's Cartoon Workshop in London, an incredible experience and invaluable inspiration which he will never forget.
His main influences are 1980's/ 1990's British comics, Mangas such as Akira and Biomega, the works of Moebius, and Bronze to Modern Age DC Comics.