I'm a comic artist, writer and occasional educator, aged thirty-something and working in Birmingham, UK. I turned pro in 2006 after eight years working as an editor in children's publishing but, like almost all cartoonists, I've been drawing on and off for as long as I can remember - I don't know if it's in my blood or in my brain, but I've never been able to quit. I like cats, Japan, peanut butter and chocolate (but not peanut butter on its own), and animation. I'm suspicious of horses.
My major claim to fame is being the first female artist to produce a regular strip in The Beano in its over-70-year history. Oooh! Aside from that, I've appeared in The Dandy, and draw Robin Hoodie for Egmont UK's TOXIC magazine every fortnight. I contributed two strips to The DFC for David Fickling books (one of which was published in the Guardian's Comic supplement). Aside from that, my client list includes Viz, MAD Magazine, Harvard University, Ilex Press and Accent UK, as well as several small-press publishers and privately-commissioned pieces. I also draw and publish my own comics, such as the award-winning Bizarre Adventures of Gilbert & Sullivan (see the Shop for more details), and am actively involved with the Midlands Comics Collective.
I work in a wide variety of media, ranging from watercolours to digital tools such as Photoshop and, as you can see from the Gallery, my style is extremely flexible. My fields of particular expertise are character design and funny, cute or bizarre illustrations. I draw fast and, having worked in publishing for so long, understand exactly what deadlines are.
If you would like me to be involved in a project you have planned either as an artist or writer, please drop me a line and we can get talking.