I love comics because it combines two of my favourite things: art and storytelling. My approach to comic-making is both illustrative and experimental - each project has a different visual style which I always strive to match with the narrative. For example, if a comic is a medieval fantasy set in Europe I will perhaps present it as a homage to Byzantine illumination, or Renaissance painting, or maybe something different. I also enjoy working in introspective, quiet narratives.
I'm not currently seeking active freelance work in comics.
The World in Deeper Inspection
TWiDI is an ongoing multi-episodic webcomic about Detective Alcott B. Grimsley, a Jersey Devil in Victorian England whose job is to find peace for the souls of the recently dead. Throughout his dangerous and exciting life, he is not alone - his friend group consists of a giant, a vampire, a banshee and a wanderer. Together they solve mysteries, make sense of the quirks and novelties of an increasingly modern world, and grapple with their own stories, while maintaining the strong platonic love between each other.
This is my largest project to date - it currently has more than 400 pages - and my most ambitious. TWiDI is a landmark portfolio of what I can do with comics. The majority of its page designs are experimental and highly artistic, employing multiple styles and media and consistently paying homage to art movements throughout history. Meanwhile, the narrative is dynamic and interconnected, touches upon themes of liminality and friendship, and is a love letter to the strange and terrifying experience that is this world and this existence.
A sample of a short story - Pestilence.
The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya (2016-2018)A two-volume graphic novel set in 17th century Istanbul and 18th century England, centering on a carpet merchant, and his relationship with faith, love and home in the aftermath of his death by a vampire. A historical romance with a modern, satirical take on Gothic fiction and the literary vampire genre. It builds on positive Muslim representation, and is heavily inspired by Ottoman miniatures and the Rococo aesthetic.
A 5 page comic about a girl attempting to break her friend out of detention.
BEE AND PUPPYCAT ISSUE 8, BOOM! Studios (2015)
Puppycat tries to help Bee feel better.
An autobiographical comic, about my relationship with loneliness, and how I've come to accept it as a friend.