Meet the creative team

Nick Henry

Creator & Author

Born in Brixton, London during the 1970s, Nick spent most of his early childhood roaming the streets of London like a feral kid. He would explore much of old London’s historic places, encountering bomb sites still undeveloped from WW2, skylarking along the banks of the river Thames and walking the then remaining ancient cobbled streets which were surrounded by imposing, sinister looking derelict wharfs some dating back to as early as the 1700’s. These made for great investigations especially for inquisitive, unruly kids looking for adventure.

This is where his fascination with the macabre and all things horror started, his imagination was allowed to run wild, taking every opportunity to scare the bejesus out of his accompanying friends and he would create creepy stories about bizarre characters who roamed the precarious places whilst on their travels. 
From an early age he was absolutely obsessed with Horror films, always to be found in front of an old black & white TV watching the late night Saturday horror double bill, totally enthralled and captivated with the whole horror genre. This started to shape the ideas for the story and characters of London Gothic® which took over 40 years to get down on paper with him becoming a writer quite late in life.

In the words of his wife “If you don’t get that bloody thing written soon, you’ll pop your clogs, and no one will know about it.” so during the covid outbreak and with spare time on his hands London Gothic® was created and written, the rest is history…

Nick has also written many other short stories and poems some of which have been published, all with his unique trademark sinister, creepy depiction of terror, horror and never one to take himself too seriously, a mild dose of dark comedy thrown in just for shits and giggles!

Nick is the owner of a print company where his actual day job is Managing Director, during 2018 he also had a stint as a co producer alongside Warwick Davies in a west end show called “Eugenius the Musical” based on a comic book creator with super powers.

Mike Burton

Penciller, Inker, Colourist, Letterer & Character Design

Raised in Derbyshire on a variety of comic books & graphic novels, Mike left school with A* in Fine Art and won the Derbyshire award for best work in Art at GCSE.

His fascination in his early years of reading and drawing characters from famous comics paved the way for him to develop his own style of illustration. His father was a huge influence on him, being an avid comic reader he supportively nurtured Mike and his talents, both with his great appreciation of comic book art and his own talents in story telling.

Mike continued his studies in further education excelling in Psychology, English and A Level Art and then went on to be awarded a National Diploma Distinction in Multimedia.

Mike’s experience in film making which began during his time at college has achieved great success to which he won the best picture at an international short film festival in the United States. Applying his varied skills developed from his time working in film, colour grading and visual effects lends a unique style to his work in the pages of London Gothic® and his cinematic eye for storytelling brings this depraved world to life. 

In Mike’s words, “My fascination of Horror and all things surrounding the early Victorian era meant that joining the London Gothic® team was a no brainer and after reading the script, I just had to be part of this”.

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