Hannah Berry mostly makes comics, but is also a writer, illustrator, podcaster and editorial gun-for-hire.
Her first graphic novel BRITTEN & BRÜLIGHTLY, begun while studying illustration at the University of Brighton, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2008. It has subsequently been published in the USA, Italy, Holland, France and Serbia, with the French edition chosen for the official selection of the 2010 Angoulême International Comics Festival. Her second graphic novel ADAMTINE was published in 2012, also by Cape, and she has just finished a third, LIVESTOCK, due out in May 2017. She currently does a weekly cartoon strip for the New Statesman – ‘Vox Pop’ – about humans and how funny they are.
She has contributed to several comics publications internationally, including LA VILLA SUR LA FALAISE (Casterman, France 2010), HOAX: PSYCHOSIS BLUES (Ziggy’s Wish, UK 2014), IDP:2043 (Freight, UK 2014), ABOVE THE DREAMLESS DEAD (First Second, US 2014), and the venerable 2000AD. Her artwork has been exhibited in solo and collective exhibitions in the UK and around the world.
Around the comicking, she co-hosts the No YOU Hang Up podcast with Dan Berry: a very relaxed interview programme of sorts with creative guests and silly chitchat. Imagine Parkinson in his jimjams, telling bum jokes. She is an occasional tutor for the Arvon Foundation and one-time Online Writer in Residence for Booktrust.
She is half Ecuadorian, lives in Brighton, and is extremely partial to cashews; the Ferrari of the nut world.