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Cathy Brett has been a theatre scenic artist, a perfume packaging designer, a fashion illustrator, and a school art technician. She's the author of five illustrated novels and co-creator of ELECTRIGIRL (with Jo Cotterill).

Ember Fury, published in 2009 (Borders' Children's Book of the Month and shortlisted for The Young Minds Book Award). Scarlett Dedd, published in September 2010 (selected for the first Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and published in the US in 2012 by Delacorte). Verity Fibbs, October 2011. Everything Is Fine (And Other Lies I Tell Myself), a story of sadness, summertime and surfing (a real tear-jerker) and GRAPHIC (Barrington Stoke), about teen artist Joe whose sketchbook drawings come to life, were both published in 2012.

She has illustrated many titles by other authors, including Karen McCombie and Melvin Burgess, and in 2016 began an exciting collaboration with friend and writer Jo Cotterill, creating the award-winning ELECTRIGIRL Series for Oxford University Press.

In 2015 she built a studio and launched some brand new projects. These have included comics for Scoop Magazine, an innovative museum exhibit, an artist's residency with a conservation trust and a graphic novel (in progress) which was shortlisted for both the Laydeez Do Comics Prize 2018 and the Myriad Editions First Graphic Novel Award 2018.


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