WRITER: JAMIE RHODES
Jamie Rhodes (Dead Men’s Teeth, 2014) is a London-based writer, who put this project together following his successful Arts Council England supported short story collection with the British Library. This is his second successful Arts Council England application, and will enable him to increase his literary skills base to include writing scripts for Graphic Fiction.
He is Writer in Residence at the National Trust’s Scotney Castle for 2016, working with the castle’s archive team to find unusual objects and documents around which to write five graphic fiction scripts.
MENTOR: KARRIE FRANSMAN
Karrie Fransman is a graphic novelist and comic creator. Her comics strips and graphic stories have been published in The Guardian, The Times, Time Out, The Telegraph, The New Statesman, The Young Vic, Psychologies Magazine, The Arts Council Create Magazine and for The British Red Cross. Her graphic novel, The House That Groaned, was published by Penguin Random House’s Square Peg. It received praise from film director Nicolas Roeg and was chosen as Graphic Novel of the Month in The Observer.
EXHIBITION: MR FOUR FINGERS
Alternative Cover Illustrations & Gallery Management
Mr Four Fingers will be working with Jamie Rhodes on the cover illustrations for each story and will be helping to curate the supporting exhibition of the work and project.
Mr Four Fingers are a young South African duo inspired by the grit and grime of the London streets. An inspiration that has led them down a path of art, skulls and dark undertones. We are a collaboration of two exploratory minds and Mr Four Fingers is our representative. Together we share art, illustration and design in the hope to infiltrate every home in the world.
ARTIST: ISABEL GREENBERG
Story – The Hunter
Isabel Greenberg is a London based illustrator and writer. Her first graphic novel ‘The Encyclopedia of Early Earth’ was published in 2013 by Jonathan Cape.
It has since been translated into French, Spanish and German. Her second graphic novel ‘The One Hundred Nights of Hero’ is published in September 2016.
ARTIST: BECKY PALMER
Story – The Widow
Becky Palmer makes comics and picturebooks. In 2012, she began publishing her own and other people’s comics in LOAf Magazine, an irregular anthology for children and adults. Since then, she has been self-publishing comics and attending comics and book fairs in the hope of selling some.
Her first graphic novel, La Soupière Magique, was published by Éditions Sarbacane in 2014. She is currently completing research through practice at Anglia Ruskin University, alongside ongoing work in narrative illustration. She teaches drawing and illustration at Worcester University.
ARTIST: ISAAC LENKIEWICZ
Story – The Labourer
Isaac Lenkiewicz lives in the South-West of England where he draws comics. He is co founder of the self publishing project Lalala Pompom.
Isaac has been featured in publications by Nobrow, Flying Eye Books and and Hic + Hoc as well as Italian comics anthology Delebile.
ARTIST: WILL EXLEY
Story – The Smuggler
William Exley was an avid devourer of all things comics growing up which has influenced his work as an illustrator ever since. He studied illustration at Brighton University and has held exhibitions across the UK.
He has been widely commissioned to create gig posters and record covers for bands, and has worked on editorial features for Time Out London and Little White Lies. He live in South London.
ARTIST: BRIONY MAY SMITH
Story – The Priest
Briony May Smith is a freelance illustrator currently living in Berkshire, specialising in children’s books and graphic novels. She graduated with a 1st Class BA (Hons) from Falmouth University in 2014 and was Highly Commended for Macmillan Children’s Prize 2013 and 2014.
Briony was shortlisted for the Emerging Talent Category of the British Comic Awards 2014