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Display Name

Zoom Rockman

Biography

I’ve always been called Zoom. I was born in the year 2000 and my parents, who were product designers wanted me to have a new name that nobody had ever had before for the new century.

I published my first comic, ‘The Zoom! No.1’ when I was 9. The characters were based on people I saw all around me; George, from the Fish N Chip Shop, Rajco the newsagent and the take away downstairs became the setting for ‘Kebab Shop of Horrors’.

When I was 12 I got a job working for The Beano with a monthly comic strip featuring my character, Skanky Pigeon who had been inspired by all the local Pigeons.

I did that for 4 years until I started getting scripts rejected and realized that I was too old for their audience. The obvious next step for me was Private Eye and they published my first cartoon when I was 16. Since then, I’ve become a regular contributor.

I’m currently studying Graphics at Central Saint Martin’s in London

I’m a member of ‘The Professional Cartoonist Organization’ and ‘The British Cartoonist Association’. I’m also ‘Artist in Residence’ at Simpsons in The Strand and The Savoy in London.

I’ve been a guest speaker and run comic making workshops at various events across the country including; the House of Commons, The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, The Baltic, Gateshead, The Wellcome Trust, The Apple Store, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, The Cartoon Museum, City Hall and CNN.

My workshops can be for any ages and in groups of any size.

I’m available for private commissions.

Website

http://www.zoomrockman.com

Twitter Profile

https://twitter.com/The_ZoomComic

Facebook Profile

https://www.facebook.com/zoom.rockman