I am a visual narrator and illustrator,
with academic interests in queer theory,
LGBT+ issues and fan-work.


I lecture at Teesside University
across Illustration and Comics.


"Communication happens when an image
reminds the viewer of his own knowledge"

- René Magritte
 

I grew up in Birmingham, Ireland and Spain, painting and reading comics. 

I studied
 BA Illustration at Cardiff School of Art And Design, and soon after I moved to London to finish an MA in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art. Throughout this period, I taught workshops in Cardiff and London, and consolidated my practice through exhibitions, illustrations for commercial magazines and articles for art journals. 

In 2016 I moved up to the northeast to develop and teach on the BA course in Comics and Graphic Novels at Teesside University. In 2019 I developed the MA Illustration programme, which I now lead.


I love practising karate, yoga, bouldering, reading indie comics, and drinking coffee in generous amounts.

Current Projects:

Lead researcher and co-editor on MANGANATION, a Daiwa Foundation funded documentary about Japanese Fan Comics (Doujinshi). 

Creating the graphic novel, Not A Copycat, about the hybrid economy of Doujinshi in Japan, supported by the Japanese Ministry for Cultural Affairs.

 

Comics/Graphic Novels:
 

  • MYOPICA - Self Published

  • The Jay Mews Continental #1 - Holodeck, Birmingham

  • FriendFiction - Anteros, London

Exhibitions and Fairs:

  • Casa De la Cultura, Javea, Spain - 2010

  • Art in the Warehouse - Milgi's - Cardiff, UK - 2013

  • EveryBody, M.A.D.E Gallery - Cardiff, UK - 2013

  • Dim Mor Syml - Brick Lane Gallery - London, UK - 2014

  • A Pen Can Build Faster Than A Hammer - Hockney Gallery, RCA - London, UK - 2015

  • TATE Offprint - London, UK - 2015

  • @KCUA Gallery - Kyoto, Japan - 2015

  • Graphic Shakespeare Exhibition - Keizai University, Tokyo, Japan - 2016

  • Graphic Shakespeare Exhibition - University of Tsukuba - Tsukuba, Japan - 2016

  • International Women's Day - Teeside University Curve building - Middlesbrough, UK - 2017

  • Tokyo Media Festival Exhibition (CG Arts)- Tokyu Plaza - Ginza, Tokyo, Japan - 2020

  • Women in Comics - BALTIC39 - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - 2020 (upcoming)

Competitions:


Orsino v.s. Cesario - Shortlisted - Graphic Shakespeare 2015

 

Panels, Papers and Conferences:
 

 

 

 

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