Bio

As an illustrator my work focuses on narratives themed around mental health and personal struggle as well as mixing everyday life with the supernatural and paranormal. I enjoy combining digital practice with traditional media to create a distinct style for my stories using organic and structured line.
I spent this final year developing my comics practice across print and digital platforms. I value telling meaningful stories that readers can relate to with engaging twists to spark interest. This was reflected in my final projects.

'OUTSIDE' comic cover page showing postit note with the word 'OUTSIDE' scored out. expand
'OUTSIDE' comic
'OUTSIDE' comic page spread showing the main character attempting to open their front door and reaching for the handle through they are afraid to do so. expand
'OUTSIDE' comic
'OUTSIDE' comic page spread showing the main character showering and opening the window to let out the steam but then quickly closing it again as a monsters hand crawls in. expand
'OUTSIDE' comic
'OUTSIDE' comic final page spread showing the main character in an open doorway. expand
'OUTSIDE' comic
'OUTSIDE'

'OUTSIDE' is a printed comic about agoraphobia and the fear of going outside. I used imagery of dark shadowy monsters to symbolise the main character's struggles with her phobia, while making use of subtle and minimal accompanying text to further convey the way she tries to ignore this issue. The comic itself was painted using watercolour and digitally finished as a greyscale print.

First Panel of Web Comic 'Always Used To' showing the main female character working alone at night in an office block. expand
'Always Used To.'
Panel from web comic 'Always Used To' showing the main character sitting in bed with the ghost of her mother. The mother is resting her hand on the daughter's leg. expand
'Always Used To.'
Series of panels from web comic 'Always Used To' showing the main character's unkept living situation and turmoil with leaving her father alone after her mother's death. expand
'Always Used To.'
A series of panels from web comic 'Always Used To' showing the main character encountering ghosts in her everyday life including at the office and on the bus. expand
'Always Used To.'
'Always Used To.' animated panel
'Always Used To.'

'Always Used To.' was my first exploration into web comics as a format. It tells the story of a girl dealing with the loss of her mother and the guilt of leaving her father alone. This grief and guilt manifests in apparitions of ghosts slowly cluttering her everyday life. The comic was made with inked linework and watercolour before the ghosts were added digitally. I was also able to use the format to explore animated gifs as a storytelling device. The full comic can be viewed at http://www.brodieillustrated.com/always-used-to-1

Diary Comics

The diary comic project ran alongside my larger comics as an exploration into short format comics and narrative. I looked at personal, diary-like themes as inspiration for exploring layout and media.

Student list
open list
close list