An editorial cartoonist and comics artist, I create visual narratives with drawings that are dark, spiky and detailed. They tend towards social commentary and satire.

 

Now 26, I grew up with a stylus in hand; a born digital artist. I have a First in English Literature from Oxford, somewhat to my surprise given my thesis focused entirely on the spaces between a comics’ panels. Fulfilling all the clichés, I live in a warehouse in East London.

My debut graphic novel INTERFACE will be published by Virago

I'm represented for it by Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown

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Editorial Cartoons

  •  Freelance (2017- present) - Previous clients include The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, The BBC, The Guardian, The Observer, The New Statesman, El Pais, The Jewish Chronicle, Yes Magazine, WHIP Zine, Orbital Magazine amongst others

  • Staff cartoonist for The Times Literary Supplement  (2017 – 2020) - weekly A3 cartoon  (topical with a literary twist) and the occasional cover. Stig Abell (former editor of The TLS, chair of The Baillie Gifford Prize 2019) said of my work: "We wanted cartoons that embodied some of the values of the TLS: commitment to ideas; celebration of literature; valuing of beauty. I don’t think anyone in the country could do a better job of providing thoughtful, textured and aesthetically arresting images than Ella does. She can tell complex stories with pictures that linger in the mind, and she has a beautiful style that is hers alone. It has been a naggingly difficult brief, and she always delivered.”

Exhibitions

  • Christie’s Lates Series, Solo Exhibition & Lecture (London, April 2019)

  • Institut Francais du Royaume-Uni, Solo Exhibition & Lecture (London, May 2019)

  • Huddersfield University, Solo exhibition & workshop (Huddersfield, March 2019)

  • The Jewish Museum, Contributor (London, July 2018)

  • The Cartoon Museum, Contributor (London, October 2017)

Graphic Reportage

Book Illustration & Design

  • Genius & Ink, By Virginia Woolf (Harper Collins, 2019) - cover & frontispiece illustration

  • Hero, By Lee Child (Harper Collins, 2019) - frontispiece & chapter illustrations

  • Shakespeare’s Others in 21st-Century European Performance (Arden Shakespeare Collection, Bloomsbury, 2021) – cover illustration

  • William Shakespeare's Brexit: A Political Sh*tstorm in Five Acts, By Boris Starling (Bonnier Books, 2019) -cover illustration

 

Animation

  • Abducted, a documentary presented by Katherine Rundell (BBC4, 2018)

  • Médecins Sans Frontières, light animations of graphic reportage drawings for use on social media 2019, 2021

Awards & Recognitions

  • The De Groot Foundation Courage to Write Finalist (2022)

  • London Library Emerging Writer (2021-2022)

  • Nominated for The British Political Cartoon Awards (2019 & 2020)

  • Contributor to the annual Britain’s Best Political Cartoons (Cornerstone) in 2019, 2020 & 2021

  • British Cartoon Associations Young Cartoonist of the Year, under 30s Category, (2017)

  • Philip Geddes Prize for Foreign Reporting (2017)