My name is Georgina Chadderton. I'm a 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 time reading or drawing comics, drinking cups of tea, eating pizza, re-reading Harry Potter and playing roller derby.
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 this 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! If it's not anyone's thing (re: publishing) that's cool. I'll make a kickstarter or just get it printed for my family. I just need to make it and get it out of my head.
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 weekly 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 run a variety of comic making, art and drawing skills workshops for kids, teens and adults.
I help run three monthly comic and illustrations sketch groups in my hometown, Adelaide:
For kids: Inky Fingers Comic Gang
For ladies: Ade-ladies Drink 'n' Draw
For anyone: Comics With Friends and Strangers
I've run workshops at several writers festivals, libraries, schools, comic book stores, writers' centres, Autism SA and kids parties. If you are keen to book me for an art/comics workshop session of any type, head over to my contact page and flick me a little message.
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, Voiceworks Magazine and on The Nib and had comics published through Amplified Press.
I took part in the Comic Art Workshop in 2015, 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 have appeared at the Women in Comics Festival, Inkers and Thinkers Comics Symposium, National Young Writers' Festival, Emerging Writers' Festival and Salisbury Writers' Festival. I've twice been nominated for an Express Media Awards 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 Award in 2017. (I'm not so lucky with awards.)