Anthony Hope-Smith is a London-based writer, illustrator, storyboard artist and comic artist. He has storyboarded for BBC television series, Being Human and web series, Resonance. He illustrated the graphic biography of journalist Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo, and Image Comics mini-series, The Dream Merchant.
Hope-Smith studied Animation at Surrey Institute Of Art And Design. Graduating in 2001, he has worked professionally for over a decade. In that time has created visuals for advertising campaigns, book covers, and children’s book. His first love, however, has always been comics and in 2010, his first graphic novel was released. Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson was written by Will Bingley and published by SelfMadeHero. It tells the extraordinary life and public perception of the counterculture icon. Gonzo was praised by critics, readers, and Thompson fans alike.