Hi! I’m a comics creator and illustrator based in the south west of England.

I explore themes of culture, imagination, journeys and nature in my work. My aim is to give my viewer an emotive experience; to think about the world around us and how we belong, as human beings.

For the past four years I’ve been researching whales, and their relationship with humans and other animals. My ultimate goal for this project is a long-form comic (or several) to bring awareness to the various species’ incredible intricacies, and their ultimate need for survival. So far I’ve spoken to biologists and researchers around the world, combining art and science to tell the incredible stories of these animals.

Aside from my own work, I also co-run comics micro-publisher Good Comics with Paddy Johnston and Sam Williams. You can find out more information about what we do on the Good Comics website.

For enquiries, please contact me via the details below.

E: hello@rozihathaway.com

Whale research comic release TBC

Self-published Sermersuaq
Began a working relationship with the Natural History Museum’s cetacean research collection
Self-published a mini-zine about whale oil

Self-published This won’t be forever
Developed creative practice and studied copious scientific journals about whales
Self-published Karasu: or, Sato’s beaked whale
Karasu published on Hakai magazine’s website

The Good Comics Kickstarter shipped out to the world! Including the packaging and shipping of 200+ orders
Self-published Eta Carinae
Continued learning about and drawing whales, exploring techniques and reading many, many books

Part of the Let me Inspire You series run by AccessArt for their project DrawAble
Launched a successful multi-book campaign for Good Comics on Kickstarter
Started researching whales and created a sketchbook of my visual and written findings

Speaker (Good Comics) at Laydeez do Comics Festival at Free Word Centre, London (March 2019)

Keynote speaker at the International Comics & Graphic Novel Conference, Bournemouth (June 2018)
Speaker at Cartoon County, Brighton (January 2018)

Original comic artwork exhibited at The Inking Woman Exhibition, London, (April-July 2017)

Winner of the “Breakout Talent Award” in the Broken Frontier Awards 2016
First Class Honours Degree in BA (Hons) Illustration from the University of Northampton (July 2016)
Winner of the Stocks Taylor Benson/University of Northampton Best in Show Graphic Design Award (July 2016)

Broken Frontier ‘Six UK Small Press Creators to Watch in 2015‘ (May 2015)