My name is Lily Blakely and I am a freelance illustrator and comic artist based in Norwich, UK. I start my drawing process traditionally, using a brush and ink or fine-liner pen, before scanning and colouring digitally. I love traditional drawing, and feel that it has a quality, texture and spark that you can't quite get from purely digital work.

I graduated with a 1:0 in BA Illustration in 2018, and my main passion lies in narrative-based work and comics.

My comic "Gristle" was recently released by ShortBox.

Clients and collaborators include BBC Three, VICE, Noisey, Polyester Zine, ShortBox and more.

Feel free to drop me an email for commissioned work, wholesale or just to chat!







- No.19, Norwich, UK

- Elm., Norwich, UK

- Duplikat, London, UK

- Form Shop, Hull, UK


- Here Gallery, Bristol, UK

- Family Store, Brighton, UK

- National Park Print Shop, Windermere, UK

- Blunt Knife Co., Edinburgh, UK

- Kuratiert, Berlin, Germany

(wholesale available! please send an email for further details)

© lily blakely, 2021