Aidan Hughes was born in Merseyside, England. He is a commercial artist, known for creating most of the album covers for industrial band KMFDM, his advertisements and his outdoor murals. His influences include woodcut artists like Frans Masereel and Lynd Ward, comic artist Jack Kirby, the propaganda posters of the Russian Constructivists and Italy's Dynamo Futurista and the paintings of John Martin.
He founded é publications with Malcolm Bennett in 1979, producing literature and performing in the UK and Europe until the late 1980s. In the 1980s he published the notorious magazine BRUTE!. His comic work includes 'Fix Comics' (1979) and 'Rage!' (1981).