Gary Northfield has been writing and drawing comics since 2002. His comic-strip Derek the Sheep famously appeared in The Beano. Gary has also created comics for National Geographic Kids magazine, The Phoenix, The Dandy, The DFC, Horrible Histories magazine, Horrible Science magazine and The Magical World of Roald Dahl. As well as the Julius Zebra books, Gary has published The Terrible Tales of the Teenytinysaurs! with Walker Books and Gary's Garden (nominated for the British Comics Awards) with David Fickling Books. One of Gary's favourite subjects is animals and their jolly lives, and he often wonders what they think about the world in which they live.