Hi, I'm Michi and I love making complicated concepts clear, drawing in the good old-fashioned way
on paper with pen & ink and watercolour. After a distant past of trying to draw "properly", my work has now veered toward a somewhat quirky wonkiness whilst still being reasonably accurate and detailed. Which is a lot more fun.
Here's how both the illustration and the comics started:
I've spent many years working with environmental and community groups, and my illustration work feels like an extension of those efforts to do some good in the world. That first little booklet of graphic recipes has led to varied and interesting opportunities working with environmental campaigns, educational projects, small biz start-ups, and others whose work I love to support including :
- Ideamedic podcast talking about my creative work with Tara Roskell, 2017
- Off the Front podcast with Elizabeth Emery, mostly on women in sports. My bit is the first fifteen minutes, about Two Shillings a Day graphic novel project. 2018
- Talk at Laydeez Do Comics about work-in-progress Two Shillings a Day.
Video with sound and photos from that night. 2020
I live in Sussex in the UK, where I can be found playing the fiddle or teaching five-string banjo when not drawing. Over the years I've also done work renovating old houses, making jewellery, directing an environmental campaign group in Japan, translating Japanese, making vegetarian sushi, playing music in dance bands and other things which would look terribly random on a CV.
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