Welcome to LDComic’s Past Speaker page, where you can explore amazing artists that have spoken at our monthly meet ups. To explore each artist further click the images to visit their websites.

Many more amazing speakers, who have spoken at our global online monthlies, can be found archived over at our youtube hub   




New York based multi award winning graphic novelist, cartoonist and creator of Laika 

Asia Alfasi

Artist and Graphic novelist      

Psychedelic, women-centric, exploratory.

Paloma Armás Front

Illustration and Comics paired with emotional narratives.


Anarya Draws

Illustrator,  comic maker, and art educator based in Delhi, India

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London, UK based comics artist and academic collaboration with Wallis Eates on “Wings”

Graphic novelist, Illustrator, Animator and Senior Lecturer in Illustration, Konstfack, Stockholm

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Tim Atkins

Poet and Comic artist

Bryony Attenburrow

Delicate, ‘ligne claire’ style combining surreal elements

Camille Aubry

Live illustration & cartoon

Sean Azzopardi



Ross Bampflyde

Comic artist

Graphic designer and Comic artist

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Sarah Bargiela

Sarah Bargiela, a clinical psychologist, author of Camouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women

Giuseppa Barresi

Illustrator, Animator and Instructional designer

Memory captured with pencils

Hannah Berry

Graphic novelist and Comic creator

Artist and comic who has worked in different mediums including video, performance, drawing, music, puppetry and comics

Anna Blomfield

Diary comics, Graphic Memoir

Sammy Borras

Freelance illustrator, comic creator and comics colourist


Sarah Bowie

Freelance illustrator, comic creator and comics colourist

Graphic novels, zines, art comics made using embroidery, printmaking and pyrography.

Emma Burleigh

Watercolour mainly –  Illustrations and Comics.  ‘My Other Mother’, a graphic novel about my adoption, will be published by Liminal 11 in 2023.


Queer zines and diy comics about pop culture, being fat, class, ocd, and Bruce Springsteen

Francesca Cassavetti

Illustrator and Cartoonist

Ricky K. Chandler

Cartoons / Humour / Kids / Self-help

John 'Brick' Clark

Political Cartoons and Comics

Tom and Jane Murphy (plus Vince, our feline chief of staff) – eclectic producers of zines, comics and books, based in Penge, South-east London

Emma Cosh

Comic Artist and Illustrator

The award-winning author of Psychiatric Tales, Science Tales, Supercrash: How to Hijack the Global Economy (a New York Times bestseller), Graphic Science and Billionaires


Al Davison

Comic artist and Comic bookseller 

Benjamin Dickson

Comic book writer and artist 

Illustrator and comic author based in London, specialising in narrative illustration and silent comics

Illustrator, comic artist and writer of queer fantasy and horror comics


Literary graphic novels

London, UK based comics artist and academic collaboration with Dr Victoria Anderson on “Wings”

Hunt Emerson

Comic artist and Illustrator

Illustration, motion GFX, storyboarding, visual facilitation, woodcut, medieval, historical, illumination

Non fiction, biography, graphic reportage, children’s illustration, political cartoons, social activist


Rebecca Fox

Artist and Graphic novelist

Dr Laura Findley

Research Assistant for Sistema, Scotland and the University of Dundee and writer of comics and non-fiction

Karrie Fransman

Comics and Visual Storytelling


Cartoonist, historian, and Associate Professor of Illustration at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, USA.

Jane Glynn

Mixed media, Illustrator

Sarah Graley

Comic writer and artist

Jay Gunn

Comic artist and Author


Ottillie Hainsworth

Graphic novelist and Illustrator – Diary Comics

Memoir and diary comics artist, with a special interest in physical & mental health.

Emily Haworth-Booth

Illustrator and Comics artist 

Comic book creator and Digital painter 

Values-led graphic artist and graduate of The Royal College of Art, on a mission to make the world a better place though visual storytelling

Laura Hole

Illustrator and Comic-maker

Karoline Holhjem

Visual communication – Illustration

Gareth A Hopkins

Art and Illustration

Rachael House

UK artist who makes events, objects, performance, drawings and zines

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Lauren Howell

Comic artist, Illustrator and writer


Sarah Ingram

Comic artist

Fez Inkwright

Bristol-based illustrator who’s main focus lies in conservation, folklore, and tattoo design, with heavy occult and ethnobotanical themes.

Carol Isaacs' (aka The Surreal McCoy)

Cartoonist and musician


Artist and Long Covid Advocate. 

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Designer, Curator, Illustrator and Cartoonist

Rebecca K. Jones

Illustrator and comics artist

Award winning Dutch cartoonist, animator, and illustrator


Newham-based South Asian Muslim visual artist, graphic novelist and architectural designer

Akhila Krishnan

Multi-disciplinary – Graphic Narratives

Priya Kuriyan

Children’s Book Author, Illustrator, Animator and Comics Maker


Comics artist who talked about forthcoming book ‘Stone Fruit’

Nicola Lane


Lana Lê

Editorial, Sequential

Author of the graphic memoir Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me (2010) and the horror/historical fiction comic Agnes, Murderess (2019)

Sarah Lippett

Graphic novelist – non-fiction

Danish graphic novelist and architect, based in Copenhagen.

Sophia Luu


Cartoonist and educator based in Portland, Oregon, USA


Cut paper, collage, poetry comix, experimental

Graphic Novelist

Michi Mathias

Hand-drawn Ink & Watercolour

Illustrator, comic artist, zinester

Cartoonist using clay and comic formats

An artist and zine-maker based in Bristol, UK.


Lecturer in Comic Studies at the University of Dundee, author of the recently published book Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels

London based illustrator, printmaker and comics artist

Autobiographical comic strip, Interdisciplinary visual artist


Mostly autobiographical stories and mischievous comic strips. Officially funny since September 2020

London based comics artist and creator of Webcomic Name launched in 2016


Virpi Oinonen

Quirky Factual Comics About Big Ideas


Caroline Parkinson

A clean, dynamic style combining traditional line art and Photoshop

Jayde Perkin

Painterly Comics

Tony Pickering

Graphic Medicine

Artist working in a range of medium from painting, drawing, making comics to sewing and constructing using found objects

Jane Porter

Pen, ink and wash 


Artist exploring themes such as sexualities, feminisms, migrations and politics. Pops is influenced by bubble graffiti, poetry, history, etc. I use striking colours and tenderness to transform harsh realities.

Illustrator, writer and animator living and working in Edinburgh



Louise Rabey

Narrative Illustrator

 Freelance illustrator and comics-maker since 1996

Scarlett and Sophie Rickard are graphic novelists collaborators. Sophie writes, Scarlett draws.

Teresa Robertson


Award winning Indonesian cartoonist


Illustrator and comic-maker, living and working in Leith, Edinburgh

Graphic novelist, author of ‘Coma’, illustrator and tutor

Rachael Smith

Comic Creator and Illustrator.

Si Smith

Illustrator and Comic-maker, realism

Multimedia artist, poet, comic illustrator, experimental filmmaker and graphic designer from Poland

Mark Stafford

Cartoonist and Illustrator


Sophie Standing

Sophie Standing is based in the Seychelle and combines applique and free motion embroidery to create her artwork

Lucy Sullivan

Illustrator, comic artist and animator

John Swogger

Freelance Archaeological Illustrator


Rachita Taneja

Webcomic Artist

Comic Artist, Illustrator and Animator

Sally Jane Thompson

Comic creator and Illustrator


Alice Urbino

Illustrator and Comic Artist


Visual and sequential artist from Turku, Finland


Dana Walrath

Collage and Graphite

New York based psychotherapist and skilled leader of coaching, mentoring and training strategies in both social work and education

Tamara Webster

Illustrator and Animator

Letty Wilson

Ecological and folk horror/ fantasy/ fiction

Comics, illustrations



Tessa Yates

Author and Illustrator of Children’s Books 


Welcome to LDComic’s Past Speaker page, where you can explore amazing artists that have spoken at our monthly meet ups. To explore each artist further click the images to visit their websites.

Many more amazing speakers, who have spoken at our global online monthlies, can be found archived over at our youtube hub   

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