Becky Palmer

I was born in Cambridge in 1982, but spent most of her childhood in Germany, Holland and Scotland. I returned to Cambridge in 2006 to teach, and then to study for an MA in children’s book illustration at Anglia Ruskin University. I was awarded the inaugural Sebastian Walker prize for the stories I made during the course.

Since 2012 I have co-edited two issues of LOAf magazine, a small-press children’s magazine publishing work by new illustrators, comics artists and authors alongside children’s own comics. In 2013, LOAf Magazine was invited by Phoenix Comics to take part in the inaugural Oxford Children’s Comics Festival. The LOAf has also travelled to comics and books fairs internationally, and we have been running children’s comics workshops at fairs, museums and schools around the UK.

I continue to make and sell my own comics and books at comics fairs as part of the collective Brolly Lolly. In March 2014, pictures from one of my books were selected for the illustrators’ exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. My first graphic novel, La Soupière Magique, will be published by Éditions Sarbacane in Autumn 2014.