Help Line

Help Line
Commissioned by Rape Crisis England
as leaving gift for colleague

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Illustration, Campaign

Cúirt International Book Festival

Cúirt | Illustration, Campaign
Delivered an illustrated festival identity for the 35th International Book Festival in Galway. The illustration is based on the iconic pencil sculptures that go up each year to mark the festival. Due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, Cúirt went online, and the illustration was lightheartedly updated to show “socially distant” participants.

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Graphic Novel

Take it as a Compliment

Take it as a Compliment

Take it as a Compliment is an award-winning collection of anonymous stories, received online, through emails, and interviews. 

Each story is told in a different illustrative style to reflect the unique voices. Covering acts such as sexual violence, public sexual harassment, domestic abuse and child abuse, this is a reminder for survivors that they are not alone and a call for all of us to take action. Sexual violence is not a compliment.

Find it in bookshops. Also available here.

ISBN: 9781849056977


Français / French
Tu Pourrais Me Remercier  
ISBN: 9782368461655

Español / Spanish
Sólo Es Un Piropo 
ISBN: 9786075272184

한국어 / Korean
그냥 좋게 받아들이세요
ISBN: 9791195615483
Selected Press
Broken Frontier
Page 45
The Bookseller
Publishers Weekly
Comic Bastards

British Book Design Awards
Best Graphic Novel 2016

SICBA Awards
Best Graphic Novel 2016

Independent Publisher’s Outstanding Book of the Year
Independent Spirit Award 2016

Girls in Print: Female Figures in British Comics
Dundee / 2017

House of Illustration
Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics
London / 2016

Illustration | Editorial

Extra Teeth

Extra Teeth | Editorial 

“From domestic creatures (Camilla Grudova) to dark desires (Kirsty Logan); from time standing still (Martin MacInnes) to the end of the world (Jess Brough), these stories and essays explore the sharp edges of reality and what it means to be human.

These words have bite.”

I was asked to be the guest illustrator for Issue One of Extra Teeth, and produced a series of illustrations for throughout the magazine, including a pull-out poster. Design and branding by Esther Clayton.

Get a copy here.

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Ceramic Collaborations


+NJW | Collaborative Ceramics
Collaborations with ceramicist Natalie J Wood. Using slip-cast parian clay, Natalie designs objects based on simple forms – unpainted, they are already complete. She collaborates with illustrators offering her work as a blank canvas.
This work is ongoing, for sale on Natalie’s Etsy. We also create pieces to order – get in touch! 

The Basics of Ceramics
Natalie and I produced a risograph-printed booklet covering the basics of ceramics. We developed it for a joint-taught Introduction to Ceramics course, and after a successful Kickstarter campaign, it’s now in print! It’s perfect for beginners and anyone looking for a refresher.
It’s also flurorescent orange, that’s important.

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Zine, Comics

Some Comics

Some Comics | Zine

Six stories, some personal, some not. On dreams, witch trials, and late-night worries.

A5, 20 pages, risograph print. 

Available here.

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