Hannah Berry, UK Comics Laureate 2019-2021

Hannah Berry is the 2019-2021 UK Comics Laureate. She is an award winning comics creator, graphic novelist, cartoonist, and all-round maker of sequential narratives. She is the author of three graphic novels published by Jonathan Cape: the dark socio-political satire LIVESTOCK (2017), creepinghorror ADAMTINE (2012) and noir-riff BRITTEN & BRÜLIGHTLY (2008), and has contributed to numerous publications worldwide, including projects for First Second, Casterman, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and 2000AD, and regular cartoons for THE NEWSTATESMAN and PROSPECT MAGAZINE.

Hannah is a frequent guest of art, literature and comics festivals in the UK and around the world and her artwork has been exhibited in solo and collective exhibitions worldwide. In 2018 she was inducted as a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature tobecome the slightly grander ‘Hannah Berry FRSL’.

Around the comicking she co-hosts the No YOU Hang Up podcast with Dan Berry, no relation. She is half Ecuadorian, lives in Brighton, and is extremely partial to cashews; the Ferrari of the nut world.