My name is Georgina Chadderton. I'm a freelance cartoonist, hopeless fangirl and Muppets enthusiast from Adelaide, South Australia. I mostly draw autobio comics but have been known to dabble in fiction. I love drawing pretty much anything except cars. I'm really terrible at drawing cars.
I spend my free time reading or drawing comics, drinking cups of tea, eating pizza, re-reading Harry Potter and playing roller derby.
I run a variety of workshops in comic-making, art and drawing skills for kids, teens and adults.
I help run two public monthly comic and illustration sketch groups in my hometown, Adelaide:
For kids: Inky Fingers Comic Gang
For anyone: Comics With Friends and Strangers
I've run workshops at writers' festivals, libraries, schools, comic book stores, writers' centres, organisations such as Autism SA and kids parties.
If you are keen to book me for a session in your library or school or would like to arrange a private art/comics workshop session, head over to my contact page and flick me a little message.
Oh Brother - the Graphic novel
Currently my big project I'm working hard on is my very first graphic novel. The book is about growing up with a brother with severe autism and how autism affects the family. I'm writing it for 12-year-old me, who just wanted to know there were other siblings like me out there going through the same stuff.
It's looking to be about 300 pages long and I've done about 250 pages in draft pencils so far. It's the longest thing I've ever written and boy, it's super mentally taxing but really satisfying to work on.
I'm writing the book with the hope that I'll be able to find a publisher but that's a whole new world that I know nothing about. If you know something about it, please let me know!
You can read about my progress on the project (along with stories about autism, what it's like making comics, the process of writing long-form work and other things like that) on my blog.
If you want to help me to continue making my book, you can support me on my Patreon page. I really appreciate any help you can give.
I generally self-publish my own comics but I've also been published in Australian, American and European comics anthologies. I have had short comics in On Dit, in Voiceworks Magazine and on The Nib and had comics published through Amplified Press.
I took part in the Comic Art Workshop in 2015 and 2017, was the recipient of the Colin Thiele Creative Writing Scholarship through Carclew in 2016 and was the inaugural recipient of the Ian Wilson Memorial Fellowship through the May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust in 2017. I've also received grants from Carclew Arts to attend artist residencies at Milktooth project space in Perth and 100 Story Building in Melbourne.
I have appeared at the Women in Comics Festival, Inkers and Thinkers Comics Symposium, National Young Writers' Festival, Emerging Writers' Festival, Ubud Writers' Festival and Supanova Pop Culture Convention. I've twice been nominated for an Express Media Award for best comic in an Express Media publication, made it twice to the semi-finals of the Channel 9 Young Achievers Awards and been a finalist for the Frankie Magazine Good Stuff Awards in 2017.