Freelance Illustrator Michael Parkin

Michael Parkin is a freelance illustrator based in Kingston (London) he is an Illustration graduate from Kingston University (graduating last year with a first class BA(Hons) degree.)

Visit Scandinavia (Norway) - Personal Project - September 2014 Crop

‘Since graduating I have been building up my freelance portfolio, working for clients such as; The New York Times, Little White Lies Magazine, Anorak Magazine, GOOD Magazine to name a few. I really enjoy tackling editorial illustration, trying to communicate sometimes complex issues within simple imagery.

I also spend quite a bit of time developing stories to create my own graphic novels. My graphic story ‘Lines’ came runner up in the Observer/Jonathan Cape short graphic story competition in 2013. I am currently working on a story, which I am in discussion with Jonathan Cape about at the moment.’

Annual Checkups - New York Times - January 2015

‘In my spare time I play drums in a band called Olympians. We play gigs and festivals all over the country and in a couple of months are heading off on our first European tour. I have never toured Europe, so am really excited about this. We are releasing an EP in March and I am currently designing a poster to go with it.’

Zardoz - Little White Lies Magazine - July 2014

Zardoz - Little White Lies Magazine - July 2014 Crop

Where There's A Will There's A Whale - Personal Project - December 2013

Visit Scandinavia (Norway) - Personal Project - September 2014

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