Byron Comics Illustrator Shortlisted

Local Byron Bay Artist Holly English has been shortlisted for The 2018 Ledger Awards (Australian Comics Awards) with her comic book Byron Bay, a Time and Place, announced at OzComic-Con in Melbourne last weekend.


Holly has also made the comic book The Book of Wonder and the petite zine Curious Places I've Made Love. She is now creating her new comic, Octopus and Lamb, due Spring 2018.

All her comics are available online at, Junky Comics, Brisbane and Sticky Institute, Melbourne.

Holly is a long-term local Byron Bay artist, Illustrator and creator.

The Book of Wonder: A new comic by local artist Holly English

The Book of Wonder is a new comic art collection of short stories, funny anecdotes and heartfelt drawings created by local artist Holly English.


Holly experiments with eclectic styles utilizing mediums ranging from instax film to oil pastel and traditional ink.
With themes explored from pseudo-spiritual practice to life’s simple yet miraculous moments, Holly’s latest self-published comic is a moving and simple collection of artworks sometimes expressed out loud and sometimes told in tiny brushstrokes.
A 20-page colour A4 book, for a mature audience.


Holly English is an artist, illustrator and comic writer who lives in Byron Bay, Australia.
She has also written the comic book ‘Byron Bay, a Time and Place’, about Byron Bay in the 90’s, when Holly arrives as a teenager and learns that even in paradise, life can be painful.
Both comics are available at: (via pay pal or etsy).
Ph: 0402 846 918
Instagram: hollyenglishart