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Contemporary Art Lecture poster, Emily McGovern

Contemporary Art Lecture poster, Emily McGovern

, 25 January 2023

Emily grew up in Brussels and graduated from University College London in 2014 with a First in Russian Studies. She now speaks very little Russian and works full-time as a cartoonist.

In 2016 Emily’s short comic Bloodlust & Bonnets was shortlisted for the prestigious Observer/Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Prize and her comic So You’re Voting Tory was published in The Corbyn Comic Book by Self Made Hero in September 2017.

Her first full-length graphic novel, Bloodlust & Bonnets was published by Simon & Schuster (UK) and Andrews McMeel (US) in September 2019, and was shortlisted for the 2020 Comedy Women In Print Prize. Her second graphic novel, Twelve Percent Dread, was published to acclaim by Picador (UK) and Dark Horse Comics (US) in 2022.