This writer is known primarily as a music journalist with books on Alice Copper and Iggy Pop. However, his range of activity has extended past this to include science fiction and cartooning.
He was educated at the Northern Secondary High School in Toronto. In 1974 he was the rock critic and photographer for Excalibur, York University’s student magazine, and was host of the “Air Pirates Show” on York University Radio Station CKLN-FM. From 1975 to 1978 he was editor of Cheap Thrills a free Canadian monthly rock magazine.
In 1976 he wrote a story “Cosmic Dancer”, illustrated by Jim Craig for Orb Magazine. He was author of Brandyjack and its sequel Rebel of Merka both published in 1976 by Laser Books of Toronto, a division of Harlequin Books. In 1977 his poetry was published in Rolling Stone magazine. In the 1980’s and 1990’s he wrote stories for U.S. magazines. He was contributing editor to Digital Audio & Compact Disc Review and host of “The Machine Rock Show” on Rogers Community TV Channel.
Brandyjack. Laser Books 39, August 1976.
Rebels of Merka. Laser Books 48, November 1976.
PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
Orb Magazine,1- 6, March/April 1976: “Cosmic Dancer.” Illus., Jim Craig. Let., Bill Payne: 4-13.
“Augustine Funnell.” Writ., Jeffery Morgan. Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, 2 Jan. 2017. Accessed Feb. 2017.