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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 graphic novels, five teen novels (illustrated) and co-creator of ELECTRIGIRL (with Jo Cotterill).

She is a full-time illustrator of children's and teen fiction and self-publishes her own comics and graphic novels. Between book commissions she has designed an innovative museum exhibit, undertaken an artist's residency with a conservation trust and been shortlisted for both the Laydeez Do Comics Prize 2018 and the Myriad Editions First Graphic Novel Award 2018.

In 2019 her work was long-listed in the House of Illustration / Folio Society Book Illustration Competition.

In the summer of 2019 she collaborated on a film project for BBC ALBA by Calum Angus Mackay and Torcuil Crichton. 'The President's Mother' the story of Mary Ann Macleod (Trump) and her teenage pen pal Agnes Stiven (Cathy's grandmother). Cathy's graphic novella, 'Mary and Agnes' featured in the film.

Cathy runs print and illustration workshops in her own studio and as a guest tutor around Surrey and south London. She is also a visiting university lecturer, specialising in visual storytelling and sequential illustration.

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