Issue #25: Lucy Sullivan

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Lucy Sullivan sits down with Eva to explore the medium of comics and storytelling, imparting her personal experiences as a fan, and talking about some of her unique challenges and accomplishments as a comics creator. They also talked about queer trans rights issues, particularly in the UK.

Guest Bio:

Lucy Sullivan is an Artist, Author & Animator based in London, UK. Since gaining a Degree in Illustration/Animation she has co-directed and animated music videos created pre-visuals & storyboards for Film & TV and taught Observational Drawing at a number of Universities.

In 2017 Lucy followed a life-long ambition and moved into comics. Her works include collaborations as the artist on IND-XED with Fraser Campbell, Black Cat for Skrawl #1 with John Reppion, Wishmaker’s Gimcrack with Ram V & Aditya Bidikar and Sweeney Todd & I for Razorblades issue 3 with Dan Watters & Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. She has created commissions for Black Hammer, Hey, Amateur!, Killtopia #3, Insider Art, Colossive Cartographies, Hell in Stalingrad, Hey! Don’t Go, Murky Waters and Tales from The Quarantine (with Fraser Campbell) .

Her debut graphic novel BARKING, based on her own experience of a mental health crisis was published in March 2020 by Unbound, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and co-commissioned by The Lakes International Comic Arts Festival. Since publication BARKING has garnered awards, praise from reviewers and is on the required reading list for UCLA’s Art & Trauma Collegiate Program.

Alongside comics, Lucy teaches Illustration and Animation at degree level and mentors aspiring graphic novelists through LDComics (UK) . Her next comic, SHELTER launches later this year.

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