by Zolton in New Illustration on Tuesday 22 August 2006

Al Heighton was a runner-up in the Creative Futures Review competition in 2005 and his work has been described as having mixed messages peppered with adult humour, a bit of childlike innocence and a twist of his own North of England working class humour. His client list includes the Guardian, Financial Times, Plastic Rhino magazine, Digit, Computer Arts and Arkitip. His work is inspired by ‘a movie; a overheard conversation; perhaps a bit of literature … It will start out life in a sketchbook for certain’. He has some work featured in the latest installment of Nib Wax. [see also Marcos Chin; Autumn Whitehurst]