Aneurin (Nye) Wright was born in rural Idaho, USA, the son of a West Texan architect and a London writer. He earned a BA in English Literature from Yale and a BFA in Illustration and Communication Design from the Pratt Institute. He was the animation director for the ‘Short History of the United States’ cartoon sequence in Michael Moore’s Academy Award-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine.
For over two years, Wright drew a weekly strip for the Waterstone’s Blog called Sprout’s Bookclub. In it, the great authors of the past travel through a wormhole in space and time to the present to pitch themselves and their work directly to the readership of the future: a five-month-old baby girl named Sprout.
His graphic memoir Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park was published to critical acclaim by Myriad in 2012. Wright lives in Brighton with his graphic designer wife and daughter Sprout.