I am an author-illustrator and educator, teaching courses on comics, graphic novels and illustration at the Royal Drawing School (previously The Prince’s Drawing School) in London and running workshops for adults and children at other locations nationwide. In 2013 I won the Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize for my story ‘Colonic’ and was runner-up of the same prize in 2008 for ‘What do other married people talk about?’ You can read what I wrote about winning the prize here
I have an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art (Anglia Ruskin) and a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University. My comics have appeared in print in the Observer and Vogue, and I am represented by the literary agency Johnson & Alcock.
In my foolish twenties I used to enjoy standing about on stages with a microphone and was a finalist in the 2007 Nivea Funny Women Awards, where I performed at London’s Comedy Store. These days my preferred form of self-embarrassment is singing silly songs whilst plonking along amateurishly on my ukulele. I currently live and work in Lewisham in south east London, but still hold onto my girlish dream of living in the countryside with a gang of dogs snoozing by the fire and a pony in the back garden.
To see more of my work in progress please follow me on instagram @emilyhaworthbooth