I am a UK-based author-illustrator. I specialise in reportage artwork, graphic novels, and book illustration (children's and older, fiction and non-fiction). I work closely with publishers, writers, designers, and clients from heritage / educational organisations, particularly museums, galleries, and universities. 

Recent and forthcoming highlights include: 

  • Guest contributor, ‘Lost Detectives’ podcast (forthcoming)

  • Writer/Illustrator-in-Residence, University of St Andrews (2020)

  • Longlisted, The Mogford Short Story Prize (2019)

  • Winner, World Illustration Awards (Professional - Research & Knowledge Communication; 2018)

  • Visiting Artist, The National Archives, Kew (2017, 2018)

  • Industry Specialist, Real Creative Futures (2018)

  • Selector, Lakeside Arts Summer Exhibition (2017)

  • Shortlisted, World Illustration Awards (New Talent - Research and Knowledge Communication; 2015, 2016)

  • Graphic novel / solo exhibition Thinking Room (2017)

  • Artist-in-Residence, Lakeside Arts Centre / University of Nottingham Museum of Archaeology (2016-2017)

  • Illustrator of Amy in Love, for Amy Johnson Festival (2016)

  • Illustrator of 90 pp. graphic novel Ministry of Women (2016)

  • AA2A Artist-in-Residence, University of Derby (2015-2017)

  • Shortlisted, Illustrator-in-Residence at House of Illustration (2015)

  • Artist-in-Residence, National Army Museum (2015-2016)

  • Living Gallery Reportage project and exhibition (2015)

  • Artist-in-Residence, Nottingham Museums (2014, 2015)

  • Illustrator of ACE-funded 64 pp. graphic anthology The New Wipers Times (2014)

  • Suzanne's Story, graphic novel project for University of York, Personalising History (2014)

  • United Nations Gold Award for Children's Book Illustration (2014)


  • World Illustration Awards, Somerset House, London (Group exhibition, 2018)

  • Thinking Room. Nottingham Lakeside Arts Angear Gallery (Solo exhibition, 2017-2018)

  • Cartoon Museum, London. The Inking Woman: British Women Cartoonists and Comic Artists (group exhibition, 2017)

  • Swansea, Ormskirk, Limvady, Antrim. Association of Illustrators World Illustration Awards on tour (group exhibition, 2015-2016)

  • United Nations HQ, New York. Book launch exhibition (2015)

  • Somerset House, London. World Illustration Awards Highlights (2014)

  • The Science Museum, London. Book launch exhibition (2014)

  • Heffers Bookshop, Cambridge. Book launch (2014)

  • The Living Gallery. Nottingham Castle Gallery (Solo show, 2014)

  • Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge (group exhibition, 2014)

  • The Candid Gallery, London (group exhibition, 2013)

  • Bologna Book Fair (2012, 2013)

Teaching, workshops, talks

  • Senior Lecturer in Illustration, School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent University (2018-present)

  • Tutor, School of Illustration at the House of Illustration, London (2018-present)

  • Tutor, Nottingham Trent University (Childrens' Book Illustration; Graphic Novels; Reportage Illustration) (2016-present)

  • Workshops, New Art Exchange (2018)

  • New Art Exchange Industry Specialist Mentor (2018-present)

  • Masterclasses, House of Illustration (2016-present)

  • Workshops, Lakeside Arts (2016-present)

  • The Hay Festival (2016)


You can also follow me on Twitter (1badlamb), or contact me by email helloATcaroladlam.co.uk