Born and raised in South Africa (with a stint in the Seychelles), I moved to Canada in my teens, and on to the UK in my twenties. My migration-heavy background has had a big influence on me, and fostered a deep interest in hybridity and juxtaposition which influences my work.
My work tends towards gentle, contemplative stories grounded in real life, often with a magic realist twist. I approach comics with a focus on a story's flow and pacing, appealing page design, and bold, organic lines.
Working freelance, I enjoy the variety my work brings, and the chance to prove the appropriateness of comics to all kinds of uses, something I strongly believe in. I've had the chance to create comics for use in museum interpretation and children's activities, staff training materials, youth work, and editorial illustration. Other freelance work has included illustration for books and magazines.
I have an MA in Art and Design from the University of Derby, where I focussed on investigating form and structure in comics. I have presented papers on comics at both formal academic and informal events, and led comic-based workshops / tuition. I occasionally provide tutorials to art-related magazines.
Drowning in a sea of ideas I'd love to bring to fruition, I tend to have several personal projects on the go. These include a steady flow of short comics for web or print, as well as illustrations for prints or promotion. Currently I'm working on finishing up my first full-length graphic novel.
Featured in titles including:
Thought Bubble Vol 1 (Image Comics), Digital Artist, Apps and Advanced Photoshop magazines (Imagine Publishing), ameliasmagazine.com, 1000 Ideas by 100 Manga Artists (Rockport Publishers Inc), Manga and Philosophy (Open Court Publishing). Feel free to get in touch for full CV.
Favourite comic creators include Hope Larson, Craig Thompson, Iou Kuroda, Ashinano Hitoshi, Vera Brosgol, Kaoru Mori, Becky Cloonan, and Kate Beaton.