Ell is an Edinburgh-based comic artist and illustrator who originally emerged from the North Sea. A lot of their work is inspired by folklore and the ocean - though they are also a big fan of death metal. Their favourite things to draw are horses, guitars and sad men.

Ell's comic Catharsis was published by Quindrie Press in 2023.They have produced comics with the CHIP Collective and Oh Joy Sex Toy as well as being featured in Frisson Comics' 2021 Knock Knock Folk Horror Anthology.Illustration credits include spot pieces for TTRPG book Apawthecaria by Stout Stoat Press, and they are the resident artist for The Orkney Roastery, periodically producing images for their coffee labels, website and promotional materials.They have been invited to speak on panels at both Cymera Festival and Edinburgh Comic Arts Festival to discuss the nature of their work and the importance of folklore and Scottish stories.Ell is also co-organiser of Comic Cocoon, a monthly moderated discussion group for comic creators in Edinburgh. You can find more information about that here.Currently open for both comic and illustration work.

Comics

Catharsis - a 40 page comic published in June 2023 by Scottish comics Publisher Quindrie Press. Edited by Eve Greenwood and Hari Conner, lettered by Eve Greenwood.


Working in: The Arts by the CHIP Collective - commissioned comic to highlight stories of various creatives working in the UK and celebrate the various paths to working in the arts.

Illustration

Printmaking

Linocut

Gocco

Letterpress

Pet Portraits

Prices


Single portrait: £65Double portrait: £100Extra pets added to portrait: +£30 per pet thereafter

If you’re interested, please get in touch using the form below and we can discuss your portrait.These portraits are usually completed within 2 weeks, but if you need yours for a specific date, please let me know and I’ll see what I can do!I’ll ask you to send images of your pet - and the more photos you provide, the better! It’s very helpful if you have a specific photo or angle you’d like me to recreate - however extra photos are much appreciated so I can get an idea of the form and personality of your pet.When the portrait is finished you will be sent a high resolution image that can be printed up to A3 size.If you wish to receive a physical print, I can offer to post you an A4 sized print on matte photo paper for an extra £5 (price includes postage for UK) - though please bear in mind it will be from my home printer and will not be archive quality. If you live overseas, it will most likely be cheaper to have it printed yourself at a local print shop or online service.I look forward to hearing from you!