Russell Taylor (cartoonist)

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Russell Taylor MBE (born 8 July 1960) is a British writer, journalist and composer. He is best known as half of the team (with Charles Peattie) that created the comic strip Alex. He studied at Abingdon School and read Russian and Philosophy at St Anne's College, Oxford. He was appointed MBE in 2002.

He also writes TV and film music with Steve Cooke. Among others, they composed the music for the documentaries The Dying Rooms in 1995 and Chosen and Saving Africa's Witch Children – both of which won BAFTAs in April 2009.

He has also written books on Russia and marathon running.

Taylor is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur football club, and as a private joke (and to avoid libel accusations) always names characters who are fired in the Alex strip after Tottenham footballers.[1]


  1. ^ ""The Spurs Show 2 April 2009 episode". Retrieved 3 April 2009.