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Academic Biography

Julian Lawrence is an award-winning cartoonist and educator specializing in comic books. Born in England and raised bilingual English-French in Québec, his work has been published and displayed internationally by Fantagraphics Books, Les Editions des Plaines, Conundrum Press, National Film Board of Canada, Penguin Books, Cartoon Network and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.

Julian’s work concentrates on the undercurrents of communication through gesture in the medium of comics. His research explores freehand narrative drawing and its impact on representations of artist identity. Investigations of these topics led him to combine theories of authorship with semiotic analysis of comics. This combination constitutes a large focus of Julian’s art/research/teaching practice. His most recent works include the publication of two graphic novels: Drippy’s Mama and The Red Drip of Courage, as well as contributions to the book The Bliss and Blisters of Early Career Teaching: A Pan-Canadian Perspective and SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education. Julian lives in Middlesbrough, UK where he works as a Senior Lecturer in Comics and Graphic Novels at Teesside University.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of British Columbia

1 Sep 20141 May 2017

Award Date: 1 May 2017

External positions

Artist/Educator, The StART Studio UK

1 Jun 2018 → …

Artist/Educator, ArtStarts in the Classroom

1 Sep 2009 → …

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