I have been an illustrator & Visual Creative Consultant for the entertainment and leisure, heritage, themed visitor attraction, museum & event markets for three decades.

I have also been a full-time Lecturer in Games Design, a Visiting Lecturer and External Assessor at University level as well as being involved in EU funded research in related fields.


I now concentrate on my own Artwork and Comics, as well as Visual Development and Concept Art for Games & Entertainment Media, Sequential Art (comics) and consultancy on unusual Design/Media/Cultural/Creative projects that interest me.

I am currently creating my own comics (The Cthulhiad) and have recently collaborating on other comics (Tragic Tales of Horrere* & The Kings Leap* etc.) via my own comics publishing imprint Iron Shod Ape.

*both with third books currently in production.

You can contact me via the contact tab on the home page or DM me on Twitter @hesir.

My full CV can be found HERE:

~ Gareth Sleightholme / AKA hesir