About

Here I am in a cave

Here I am in a cave

I am an author-illustrator and with a passion for dogs and direct action! You will find both of these things in my first children’s picturebook, The King Who Banned the Dark, which was a Guardian Children’s Book of the Month and a Sunday Times Book to Watch Out For.

I am currently working on my second picturebook alongside a long-form graphic memoir about climate change, chronic fatigue syndrome and romantic comedies. My comics have appeared in print in the Observer, Vogue and Myriad Edition’s groundbreaking new study of over 250 years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain, The Inking Woman.

When I’m not writing and drawing I teach courses on comics, graphic novels, drawing and illustration at the Royal Drawing School in London.

I have an MA with Distinction in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art (Anglia Ruskin) and a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University. I am represented by Ed Wilson at the literary agency Johnson & Alcock.

To see more of my work in progress and pictures of my dog please follow me on instagram @emilyhaworthbooth

Awards and honours:
– Shortlisted, Laydeez Do Comics Prize 2018
– Winner, Picture This! illustration award, 2017
– Shortlisted, The Macmillan Prize for Illustration 2017
– Winner, 2013 Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize
– Runner-up, 2008 Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize
– Winner, 2007 Warner Comedy Box Competition
– Finalist, 2007 Nivea Funny Women Awards
– Winner, 1998 Young National Poetry Competition

 

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