Born in Liverpool, Ed Pinsent started creating his abstruse and unique comic strips starring characters like Primitif, Henrietta and Windy Wilberforce in the early 1980's. Pinsent's comic strips have also appeared in publications like Escape Magazine, Knockabout Comix, and Fox Comics in Australia, as well as Zum! and Caption in the UK. In the 1990s he collaborated with painter and poet Denny Derbyshire on 'The Staring Eye'.
Whilst continuing to produce his uncompromisingly idiosyncratic comics, he devoted his time to keeping the British small press comics scene afloat throughout the decade. Thus he provided a platform to a host of comic art talents, a lot of whom went on to make the "big time", whilst Pinsent himself, strangely, remained obscure. He also took over the small press magazine and new sheet Fast Fiction in 1987.
Rich with arcane and mystical symbolism, yet with a true comic artist's humorous sensibility, Pinsent's work is visionary, and his depth of knowledge of art, history, comics, and the subtler undercurrents of music, intelligently informs his work. He still produces remarkable comics work, supports to this day British small press comic artists, and hosts his own cult radio show.