Karrie Fransman (Graphic Novels, 2010)First published by the Arts Council

Karrie Fransman

Shortlisted in 2010 for Graphic Novels

Karrie Fransman is a graphic novelist and comic creator. Her comics strips and graphic stories have been published inThe Guardian, The Times, Time Out, The Telegraph, The New Statesman, the BBC, The Young Vic, Psychologies Magazine, The Arts Council and for The British Red Cross. Her graphic novel, ‘The House That Groaned’, was published by Penguin Random House’s Square Peg. It received praise from film director Nicolas Roeg and was chosen as Graphic Novel of the Month in the Observer. She developed an award winning comic, ‘Over, Under, Sideways, Down’ about an Iranian teenage refugee, for The British Red Cross, created an installation for the British Council and Southbank Centre and was commissioned to make a ‘Selves Portrait’ for an exhibition with Manchester Art Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. Her new graphic novel ‘Death of the Artist’ was published by Jonathan Cape and has been awarded a grant from the Arts Council England. It won an award for ‘Best Graphic Novel of 2015’ from Broken Frontier and was chosen as one of The Observer’s best graphic novels of 2015.

She has spoken and run workshops for The Guardian Masterclasses, TEDx, Central Saint Martins, The Hay Festival, The British Council, The Big Draw, House of Illustration, Institute Francais, London College of Communications, ARVON, The Free Word Centre, Scottish PEN, Latitude Festival, The Institute of Contemporary Arts and the British Library, and presented her work in Spain, Belgium, Ireland, Russia, Bangladesh, Croatia, Corsica, Finland, Lebanon, France, Malta and Mexico. You can follow her on Twitter @KarrieFransman or find more of her work at