Russell Philip Taylor Administration Member of the Order of the British Empire is a British writer, journalist and composer.
He studied at Abingdon School and read Russian and Philosophy at Street Anne"s College, Oxford.
He is best known as half of the team (with Charles Peattie) that created the comic strip Alex. He was appointed Administration Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2002. He also writes television and film music with Steve Cooke.
He has also written books on Russia and marathon running.
Taylor is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur football club, and as a private joke (and to avoid libel accusations) always names characters who are fired in the Alex strip after Tottenham football players.