Leonie O’Moore is a freelance illustrator and writer based in California.
She started self publishing comics in the mid 90's, and has been an active member of the small press comics scene ever since.
Originally from the Republic of Ireland, she moved to the UK in 1997 to attend University. She gained a BA in Art and Design from the University of Sunderland in 2000 and an MA in Illustration and Design in 2006.
She has worked as a freelance artist since 2003 and her work has been published in a variety of books and magazines. Her artwork has been exhibited around the UK and the USA.
Leonie also co-founded the influential publishing company ‘There Goes Tokyo...' and facilitated many events and exhibitions as well as publishing comic books.
She has also been a critic and sub-editor for Comics International magazine.
Her comics have appeared in popular anthologies such as 'Spirit of Hope' and the Accent UK books. She also created the graphic novel 'Some Forgotten Part' and the ongoing adventure series 'Monstrum Horrendum'.
Her comics have received acclaim for their strong visual style and inventive narratives.
Leonie has also worked in pre-production for tv and animation, as well as working on the short documentary 'Life on the edge'.
Leonie facilitates workshops in drawing, storytelling and sequential narratives. Previous clients include Gateshead Council, Sunderland Council, Tyne and Wear Museums, the Literary and Philosophical Society and the National Glass Centre.
She has also acted as a mentor for creative project management around the region.
She is currently working on documentary film projects and a graphic novel.