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Greg Staples Biography


Greg Staples was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1970. As a child he was very interested in comics and was always drawing. However, when it was time to go to college he was told that there was no money in art and trained as an architect. After three years he quit in order to pursue a career in art. For eighteen months he worked in order to create an impressive portfolio for the editors of the British comic, 2000AD.

In 1990 he was introduced to Richard Burton, the editor of 2000AD, by Simon Bisley, a well known fantasy artist. A week later he was offered the chance to draw Judge Dredd, Britain's main comic strip character.

Over the next fifteen years Greg worked on many various projects, including the card game Magic: The Gathering. He is also the co-founder of the visual effects company Ark VFX.