(written from a Production point of view)
Growing up just outside of Wellington, New Zealand and in Adelaide, Australia, he got into comics in the late 1970s and early 1980s and found it financially difficult getting started. The job did not pay well and he stated "I was throwing cabbages off the back of trucks to get some money."  Fortunately, specialty comic shops were beginning to take off, creating opportunities. In 1983, he began writing Southern Squadron, an Australian superhero team, and in the early 1990s, he made the jump to the American comic book industry. In 1992, he wrote one issue of the DC Comics Star Trek title, issue #34, "The Tree of Life, The Branches of Heaven", with cover art by his regular art partner, Glenn Lumsden.