Spike Maguire was born and raised in Corrigan, a small town in Polk County, Texas. Due to the lack of entrainment in the town Spike spent his free time as a child copying images from and an old marvel comic, it was this that sparked his life long interest in illustration.
After graduating high school he got a job a the local lumber mill where he worked for three years and saved enough money to go to art college.At the age of 21 he moved to NYC where he studied illustration at the School of Visual arts. He then moved to London where he established himself as a children’s illustrator.
He now lives in Buenos Aires with his girlfriend and three pet dogs. As well as illustrating spike enjoys collecting vintage synthesisers, playing guitar and skateboarding.