Karrie Fransman is a comic creator. She tells visual stories in books, newspapers, animations, sculptures, on Ipads and in virtual reality. Her comics strips and graphic stories have been published in The Guardian, The Times, Time Out, The Telegraph, The New Statesman, The Young Vic, Psychologies Magazine, The Arts Council Create Magazine, The Goethe Institute and for The British Red Cross. She collaborated on animations for BBC Radio and IFRC 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 in 2015 and was awarded a grant from the Arts Council England.
She has spoken and run workshops for The Guardian Masterclasses, TEDx, Central Saint Martins, The Hay Festival, The British Council, The Southbank Centre, The Big Draw, House of Illustration, Institut 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 on Facebook.
E-mail Karrie: karriefransman(at)hotmail.co.uk