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Rebecca Palmer

Associate Lecturer in Illustration, Anglia Ruskin University

Becky Palmer is a practitioner-researcher in the area of illustration and visual narrative.

An illustrator and author of comics and picture books, Becky's doctoral work focuses on the relationship between the two forms, and what we can learn about each from the attempt to combine them in practice.

Since then, a collaboration with Dr Francesca Cavallerio at Anglia Ruskin University has taken her research interests in the direction of Creative Non-Fiction, and the contributions that drawing can make to collecting data as well as communicating findings to audiences outside the academy. More information on this work can be found here:

Her first graphic novel was published in France by Éditions Sarbacane. In the UK, she has been commissioned by Walker Books and NoBrow.


  • –present
    Associate Lecturer in Illustration, Anglia Ruskin University


  • 2016 
    Anglia Ruskin University, PhD: ‘Understanding graphic narrative through the synthesis of comics and picturebooks