Nick Ellwood

Nick Ellwood / Illustrator

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  1. Work examples of University City Leeds, Concept Illustration/Art degree students for thought bubble application

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    Below are a few early examples from some of the 2nd year degree students and their on going project, writing and illustrating their own graphic novels.

    They will be developing this further over the upcoming year along with other projects to be able to print and exhibit at ‘thought bubble’ if possible!



    Based on two characters who are each other’s ‘Alter Ego’ from another dimension.

    Written and illustrated by Valentino Salvarani

    2nd year student


    Jess Bowden

    ‘My over complicated journey into making a comic – or in my case multiple comics…’

    2nd year degree student


    Keira Findlay-Mckenzie

    IDK & Me

    Early draft pages for a graphic novel exploring artist’s block

    and self confidence.


    Abi Watson

    Adventures in New Avia

    Romai Smithen Thorpe – Dangerous beasts


    Collen Quinn


    Work from the students first year exploring character development

    – reinterpreting Arthurian legends and working from film scripts


    Noah Ashmore


    Chloe Levine

    Character development, concept art re-interpreting the movie script:

    ‘The Kid who would be King’



    James Binks

    Character development, concept art re-interpreting the movie script:

    ‘The Green Knight’


    The Green Knight

    The Fox


    Thank you for taking the time to look at our application to be able to exhibit at the 2023 ‘thought bubble’ Comic Convention


  2. Interview on the BBC Sunday Politics show!

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    Thrilled  to have been interviewed ant that my drawings for the National Coal Mining Museum and Nationalisation exhibition were featured on this weekends Sunday Politics show – discussing issues around nationalisation today.

  3. National Coal Mining exhibition opens!

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    A new series of illustrations and an installation go on show today!! Exploring the impact of Nationalisation 70 years on. At the National Coal Mining Museum, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield. WF4 4RH – 3rd April – 6th December 2017

  4. A Blue Weevil!!

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    A rare and wonderful opportunity to carefully observe the Blue Weevil and to create a botanical/ natural history style watercolour as a sample piece for a potential new project!

  5. One in the making…

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    As part of ‘I can see England’ a series of reportage and location based drawings exploring attitudes towards migration in the UK today – here is a working drawing of an Afghan refugee in Calais trying to approach the UK.

  6. The Mystery of the Missing Jewels!

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    Introducing a new series of drawings and characters for Fairfax House, York. Designed for children aged 8-12 to join ‘Gregory the Townhouse Mouse’ in a Quest to help reveal the scandalous culprit and to decide their fate! Launching on 9.04.16

  7. New brief in to draw Paddington!

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    For the luxury fashion magazine the SHOP. Featuring the classic dufle coat for their Autumn/Winter 2015 cover and the drawing has just been given the ok by the people from Paddington!