Lucy Mulligan

Illustration, BA (Hons)

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About me

I have had such a good time and learnt so much on the Illustration degree. My most recent project was “2020”, a graphic novel reflecting on my experience of the pandemic. As many of my experiences will have been shared by others it is my hope that the illustrations I made will resonate universally.

I am most proud of my ‘Moon Mouse’ project, I had a lot of fun making the illustrations and it was shortlisted for the 2021 Carmelite Prize! I loved designing the cute little boy character and experimenting with paint and pencils to create dynamic spreads for the book. I will continue to explore this colourful expressive approach while I do my masters in Children’s Book Illustration next year.

Through our links with UCLan Publishing I’ve also been able to secure my first commission, illustrating a book which will be released this summer!

I'm featuring three projects from my final year: EveryDay - imagining how we could bring a male contraceptive pill to the market, 2020 - a graphic novel capturing the experience of living through the pandemic, and Moon Mouse, my entry for the 2021 Carmelite Prize and my favourite project from this year.

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  • Shortlisted for the 2021 Carmelite Prize

Imagining how a male contraceptive pill could be marketed. This project aimed to showcase every day men doing every day things, advertising the product in a quieter, calmer way than we are used to seeing.

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Pattern for the male pill packaging.

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Packaging for the male contraceptive pill 'EveryDay'

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The cover for my self-initiated project, a graphic novel capturing the experience of living through 2020.

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Getting used to working from home and attending uni digitally.

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Getting together with the girls for a very 2020 birthday party.

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Illustration from 'Moon Mouse' - admiring the birthday balloon.

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A rough from Moon Mouse - rushing to get ready to return the balloon to the birthday boy!

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Illustration from 'Moon Mouse' - ready to return the birthday boy's missing balloon!

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Double-page illustration from 'Moon Mouse' - celebrating the successful return of the birthday boy's missing balloon.

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Keywords: Illustration, Childrens Illustration, Childrens Book Illustration, Publishing