4 Favourite Alternative Comic/Print Illustrators | Blogtober 2019

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Something that I’ve really started loving in the last few years is reading comic strips from particular illustrators. They’re so much fun to read and some are actually relatable depending on who is drawing them. I’ve wanted to write this post for a while so Blogtober is a good enough time to do it, don’t you think?

Let’s see if you’ve heard any of my favourite comic illustrators!

Sarah Andersen

Out of all the illustrators that I adore, Sarah has to be the most relatable!

I follow her on Twitter and I know for a fact that whatever she draws will make me either laugh, smile or both. She has a similiar sense of humour to me and seems to love cats! That’s at least what it seems to me! Haha!

I have her ‘Taking Care Of’ print in my office because oh my days…do I relate to it! I’m able to look after everyone and everything well but when it comes to me, I just don’t care. I’m working on sorting that but this still makes me giggle!

If you want to read some of her comics, follow her on Twitter!

Alice Oseman

Alice!! I never thought I’d be drawn to comics until I read Alice’s comic ‘Heartstopper‘.

I first came across it while I was on Tumblr and this was even before I started reading her YA novels. I just instantly fell in love with her characters Nick and Charlie. They were all so adorable and there needs to be more LGBTQ+ illustrations like this in the universe.

What recently excited me was getting the chance to read Volume 2 to Heartstopper! A physical copy that I can read when it’s raining or simply when I need something fluffy, cute and angsty!

Today is extra special because it’s Alice’s birthday!! Go and wish her a happy one if you’ve read any of her work!

Lingvistov (Landysh & Asia)

These guys are only a recent discovery but I’ve become obsessed with their work. What’s the common link between them and Sarah? They create drawings about sassy cats and stuff that everyone can easily relate to!

You should see my Pinterest section on cats! I think a lot of it consists of their work and I’m not ashamed at all!

I reckon every cat owner will just nod at every cat print you see!

Katie Abey

Alright…let’s end with a local illustrator that I think it’s not only super cool but very colourful! That is Katie Abey! I think quite a lot of people will have seen some of Katie’s work especially if they love Harry Potter!

She creates these fun puns based on Harry Potter and some of the characters.

I managed to visit her newish Potter store in Matlock called Punnydukes and it’s like walking into Willy Wonka’s factory. It has colour and personality everywhere you look! I know Katie has an actual personal shop in Alfreton so I may have to give that a try when I get the chance.

Do you have any illustrators that you love to see work from?

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