A good comic is funny as it is relatable. Gemma Correll knows best. The
cartoonist, writer, and illustrator, makes witty comic strips in her distinct, childlike, style.
Originally from Norwich, Gemma now resides in California with her two pugs and boyfriend and works as a freelance illustrator, with clients that include Hallmark, The New York Times, Oxford University Press, Chronicle Books, and The Observer.
“I knew from a young age that I wanted to draw and write for a living. I was always encouraged to draw by teachers and friends,” shared Correll with
Creative Boom. “Once I realized that I could use art as a tool to get out of PE lessons, I was even keener. At primary school, I was sometimes allowed to stay in the classroom and make posters for upcoming school events rather than put myself through the humiliation of falling over and generally being terrible at all of the sports.”
“I’ve drawn in a similar style since I was a child – always focusing on characters and humor and using simple line art,” she added. Check out some of her work below and follow her on Instagram for more.