Chris Thornley aka Raid71 is an illustrator and art director living in the UK. Chris grew up reading Alan Moore & Grant Morrison and always had an interest in comics. After spending 6 years studying Art & Design he started his career as a graphic designer eventually becoming a founding director of Source Creative.
In 2010 he left to pursue his growing interest in illustration. His experience includes advertising, publishing, music, fashion, comics, theatre and film. He's worked for a variety of clients including Dennis Publishing, Hearst Magazines, CBS Films, Gap, Lynx, ESPN, Gola, NME, Levi, Threadless, Image Comics, Random House, Mercury records, MacUser, Fortean Times, Hasbro, X-Games, Mercedes and Lego to name a few. Chris has forged a reputation for providing work with creative flair of the highest quality on tight deadlines, and always welcomes new challenges.