As an illustrator, I focus on the unique emotion that I can bring to life in each piece, favoring work with an implied narrative through the environment given. With expressive and exaggerated line and color, I play with the reality of the illustrations giving each piece a world of their own that is just a bit off from the one we live in. I take a very thoughtful approach to projects of all sizes I embark on, giving my work a mix of seriousness and play. Themes of my past work include memory, mystery, and longing, and tend to favor a more fine arts approach to illustration, my favorite mediums being gouache, watercolor, ink, and colored pencil.
Lucy Comer failed the test to enter her second grade spelling bee and has been focused on art ever since. She was born Minneapolis, Minnesota and currently works and attends school there as well at Minneapolis College of Art and Design majoring in illustration. Her current practice includes private commissions as well as participating in art gallery shows in the Twin Cities as well as other areas of southern Minnesota, such as CO Exhibitions and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. After graduation, Lucy intends to be a freelance illustrator, working on a variety of projects such as children’s book illustration, poster and t-shirt design, editorial illustration, and more. Books and book art have been a large part of her creative influence throughout her life and has a strong interest in persuing making illustrations for literature in her future. Other interests include clouds, carbs, and summer camp.