Laurie J Proud was born in Newcastle and moved to London at the age of 19 to work as a storyboard artist.
He later studied at the Royal College of Art and graduated in 1999 with an MA in animation and has since worked as an animator/director.
Throughout this time comics and painting have remained for him something of a refuge from the commercial worlds of advertising and illustration. He has exhibited his paintings widely in solo and group shows in North Shields, Brighton, London, and Los Angeles. His short films have been screened at film festivals around the world, from New York, Leipzig, Ottawa, Bilbao and Stuttgart, to Melbourne and Zagreb.
Peepholes, his collection of short stories, is his first major comic publication.
He currently lives in Hove, East Sussex.