About Me

Kris Carter

Kris Carter

I’m a freelance creator, based in South Wales, in the United Kingdom. I’m happily married, with three cats and an annoying mortgage.

I studied at the Glamorgan Centre For Art & Design for three years, attaining a BTEC Diploma in Art & Design, and a HND in Animation. I’ve recently completed my MA in Animation at the University of South Wales. I’m proficient in PhotoShop, Illustrator, and a number of other programs. I’m not too bad with a pencil and paper either! I can also code a little HTML and CSS, but I’m a tad rusty on that front.

I first started colouring comics professionally in late 2008, on the UK “Transformers” magazine from Titan Publishing. I’ve also coloured for the US “Transformers” comics by IDW Publishing, and I’ve been lucky enough to work on properties such as “TMNT”, “Shrek”, “Torchwood” and “Doctor Who”, as well some original creator-owned titles such as “Zombies! Hunters”, “Stiffs” and “The Pride”.

In addition to the colouring, I also dabble in drawing as well, but I’ve not had any lineart published by any pro companies yet. I need a LOT more practice!

I also indulge in a bit of writing. The main comic I’ve written (well, co-written!) is the Eagle Award finalist “Lou Scannon“, a sci-fi/comedy spectacular that hits every three or four months. I also co-produce “Bruce Outback” with my fellow Scannon-scribe Jim Bampfield. I’ve a few other different project scripts completed, and I also worked in a team of writers to produce “Squirrels”, a radio sitcom pilot that was recorded in 2010. I acted in that too. Unfortunately, it’s not been picked up, but I’m still hopeful that one of my scripts will someday reach a bigger audience.

Finally, over the years I have developed an interest in local history, urban decay and architecture. My first non-fiction bit of writing, based on these interests, “Retracing The Cardiff Railway” will hopefully be funded via Kickstarter in July 2017, and released in March 2018.

So, yeah… that’s a little bit ‘about’ me!


5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Kris, came across your blog on the Barry and the Cardiff railway and thought I could add to it. I grew up next to both. Until 1950 lived on Poplar road and part of my playground was the old track bed of the Cardiff railway. As far as my memory goes the rail lines were gone before 1948 which was when I used to cross the old line on my way to infants school in Hawthorn. I have no memory of Rydyfelin Halt whatsoever. I remember sitting on the embankment over looking the greyhound track/motorcycle cinder racing track which used to exist to the West of Fairfield Lane and what would now be to the South of the A470 next to the railway bridge.
    My family moved across the valley to a house up the dirt road “Graig Y Forest’ Just round the corner from what was then the school of mines where my father gained his HNC. I remember the Graig tunnel well and until we moved again to Port Talbot in early 53 trains still ran on the tracks below the house. I believe the house still exists. It was the 3rd one along and also the last one last time I was in the area 20 years ago. On my bucket list is a plan to visit once more in the relatively near future. Thanks for the blog on the railway lines it filled in some gaps in my memories. I also remember that the other rail line on the far side of the valley, the Pontypridd, Caerphilly and Newport line still had traffic on it till at least 1953. Also at the East end of Poplar Road along the canal to Upper boat there used to be a disused lock and water still filled the canal at that point.
    Back then it was accepted practice to let kids roam free and as long as no one complained there was no fuss made about kids being gone pretty much all day. I remember it was something we did often during the long summer break from school and it was accepted practice to go up and knock on a strangers door and ask for a drink of water.

    • Hi Dave! Sorry for the exceptionally late reply, I must’ve missed this comment originally! It’s good to read your memories of the area! Neat to hear you’re in Kentucky now (I used to live in Indiana for a while).

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