Abigail Harding on comics, creativity, collaborations, and quality tea

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The incredible Abigail Harding joins Eva to talk about her experience working in comics art, and the makings of high-quality collaborations. They talked about her work doing covers for Elephantmen and Titan Comics, Yorkshire tea, and her unusually sneaky, but sort of awesome superpower. Abigail is currently working on Cry for Mercy on Comixology Originals.

Guest Bio

Abigail Jill Harding is a Comic-book Artist and Illustrator based in York, UK. Co-creator and Artist of Comixology Originals’ ‘ASK FOR MERCY’.

Tea addict and supreme hoarder of books. Drawing monsters and fantastical creatures started from a young age. Spending much of her time going through the dinosaur encyclopedias and drawing from them.

Working in both digital and traditional art styles, Abigail uses and experiments with a wide range of mediums including Ink, Watercolours, gouache, Acrylics and Photoshop.

Abigail’s core style and narrative are inspired by the horror and macabre, transformation, symbolism, folklore and mythology.

Her artist influences and inspirations include Dali, Yoshitaka Amano, Gustav Klimt, Toppi, Mike Mignola and H.R Giger.

Her work has been in publications such as Imagine FX, 3Dtotal Publishing and Printed In Blood. Abigail has also worked with comic publishers including Image, IDW, TITAN comics.

Abigail’s first comic book series ‘Ask For Mercy’ first released in 2018. Teaming up with writer Richard Starkings in co-creating the Horror Fantasy comic under the Comixology Originals line. She had previously worked with Starkings as a guest artist for his Sci-Fi series ELEPHANTMEN.

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The Panel Garden is an interview show, where we explore the minds and the creative processes of the comics creators and occasional other creative types you love. We cover the whole spectrum of comics creativity, from writers and pencilers to editors and inkers. We also feature hot new talent for you to sink your teeth into. Not literally though. That would be weird.

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