LSE PHD Graphic Novel illustrations, 2016-2017

I’ve been working with an investment banker on illustrations for her PHD with London School of Economics. The themes are (broadly speaking) banking culture and micro-finance. Amongst more technical infographics we also worked together illustrating anecdotal moments of her life and career to inform the study. Reka has an amazing story to tell, from her childhood in Soviet Hungary, to a high level banking career in NYC/London, to her current position in the Far East, investigating the human rights of Filipino maids in Hong  Kong. Here are a few pages  (black and white, for now) from her research paper.

 

Bog Off! Puppet Workshop, Sutton House (February 2015)

In February I ran a puppet workshop across three days at my local National Trust site Sutton House. The work was a response to a project run by Golden Spies, around the House Garderobe (Tudor convenience)- the oldest toilet in Hackney. Apparently it was built for a royal visit by King Henry 8th himself! I chose pound shop cleaning utensils as materials for the participating children, who created wild and wondrous results…

Sutton House Family Activity Book (May/June 2015)

I made a 16 page kids activity book for my local National Trust site Sutton House. I had lots of ideas but limited space and time, so kept it simple. The artwork is now being formatted by Jade Wheaton of the Cargo Collective, and will be published soon!

 

The Breaker’s Yard Signage (Sutton House) 2014

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In the summer of 2014 I painted the signage for a new conceptual garden at The National Trust’s Sutton House. The site is a Tudor House in Hackney, where the garden was used as an industrial site for many years. The project is a collaboration between The National Trust, The House of Fairy Tales and artist and gardener Dan Lobb. I heartily recommend a visit!