About

Photos of Karrie throughout the years

I was born on what I’d like to think was a dark and stormy night, to a shrink mother and academic father… which probably explains a lot. I went on to study Psychology and Sociology at uni and began writing my first graphic stories after, like many girls, reading the rather wonderful Daniel Clowe’s Ghost World.

After many great years on the underground comic scene I had my autobiographical comic strip , ‘My Peculiar World’ published at the back of The Guardian’s G2 and my fictional graphic story, ‘The Night I Lost My Love’ then ran in The Times’s Times2 section. My graphic novel, ‘The House That Groaned’ is published by Random House’s Square Peg, praised by film director Nicolas Roeg (Don’t Look Now, Walkabout etc.) and selected as graphic novel of the month in The Observer. I’ve also drawn comic articles and reviews for The New Statesman, The Telegraph, Time Out, The Guardian, Psychologies Magazine and The Young Vic.

Having worked full time as a creative advertiser (writing and art-directing press, poster and tv ads) I now work as a comic creator creating illustrated articles, graphic novels and working on art projects. I have spoken about my work at the Institute of contemporary Arts, Central Saint Martins, London College of Communications, Birkbeck University, Leeds Art College and for The British Council and Sint Lukas University of Art and Design in Belgium. I have run workshops and comic youth projects at the wonderful londonprintstudio and for the great House of Illustration. I also make comic experiments that play with the term ’sequential art’; fitting stories into jewellery boxes, dolls houses and iPads. I have shown my work in Russia, Belgium, Beirut, London and… Margate!

You can buy my book here or read my earlier comics for free here. Spend money or get it for free?.. Hmmm…I’ll leave you guys to mull over that one.

Enjoy.

Karrie x

Karrie Fransman

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