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Rachael Ball

illustrator for:

DWP 'Moving towards Work' book project (due for publication in Spring 2018)

Website: rachaelball.tumblr.com 

About:

Rachael Ball is a cartoonist and cartoon workshop teacher with 16 years of Art teaching experience in secondary schools. Her first graphic novel, ‘The Inflatable Woman’, was published in 2015 by Bloomsbury. It is a semi-autobiographical and surreal take on her experiences with breast cancer. It was listed as a Guardian Best Graphic Novel of 2015 and one of Paul Gravett’s Top 10 British Graphic Novels for 2015. Previously, her work appeared in cult 90’s comic 'Deadline', and she has also illustrated for various publications. She is currently working on her second graphic novel, ‘Wolf ‘ (Self Made Hero, 2018), and a satire on her experience teaching in Secondary schools, ‘The Patsy Papers.’ 

She also co coordinates the London branch of 'Laydeez do Comics', which promotes women in comics.

 

Author of 'The Inflatable Woman' – A Guardian Best Graphic Novel of 2015 and one of Paul Gravett’s Top 10 British Graphic Novels 2015

Read it. Inspiring. Poignant.Wonderfully unconventional” –  Sunday Telegraph

Author of 'Wolf' to be published by Self Made Hero, 2018 (Arts Council funded)
 

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