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Illustrator Zöe Barker: Blimey, That is Nice !

Contributor Louisa Lee discusses with freelance illustrator Zöe Barker about putting 3H pencil to paper and the need to go back to real values.

Written by Louisa Lee

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Louisa Lee:  I've noticed that you've got a fine art background, health how did this develop into illustration?

Zöe Barker: Since I was a kid I wanted to be an artist. I loved drawing the most so it seemed an obvious choice. I headed straight to University onto a Fine Art degree after school. I hadn’t considered anything other than being a painter. University was interesting; realism and portrait painting were not trendy and I struggled for a while with explaining my thoughts and concepts. The ideas that were getting great reactions – dark, patient crude or shocking, information pills whacko performance art - were a bit frustrating and I didn’t know where I fit. I came close to transferring onto an Illustration degree, but… read more

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Becky Barnicoat- Come In, Everyone is Here Already! Part 2

Last month, art editor Valerie Pezeron interviewed fellow comic book artist Becky Barnicoat. This is part 2 of the meeting between two link-minded lovers of graphic novels. Who said comics were not for chicks?

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Image courtesy Becky Barnicoat Valerie Pezeron: You mentioned previously that you did a project as a comic book at school. Do you think that if kids did that now, visit […]


Becky Barnicoat- Come In, Everyone is Here Already!

Comic book artist Becky Barnicoat chats to art editor Valerie Pezeron about her calling to become a comics wiz

Written by Valerie Pezeron

© Becky Barnicoat Becky Barnicoat works as the commissioning editor on the Guardian Weekend magazine, purchase pharmacy but is also a cartoonist and currently works on a new comic about […]