Richy K. Chandler

Richy K. Chandler

Richy K. Chandler

Richy K. Chandler

Richy K. Chandler is a U.K. based illustrator, comic creator and writer.

His books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers and Singing Dragon include comic strip collection Lucy the Octopus, graphic novel When Are You Going to Get a Proper Job? and picture books What the Hell Just Happened?! and You Make Your Parents SUPER HAPPY!

Richy is a regular contributor to the award-winning Eco Kids Planet Magazine, providing illustrations and writing and drawing the Amelia the Fox comic strip.

Richy has illustrated The No Panic Book of Not Panicking (Apples & Snakes) and The Parenting Patchwork Treasure Deck (JKP) written by Dr Karen Treisman.

Additional comic and illustration clients include:

  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Titan Comics
  • Universal Music
  • EMI Music
  • University of the Arts London
  • Electric Sheep Magazine
  • Business Illustrator
  • British Music Rights
  • MCPS-PRS Alliance: M Magazine
  • PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • Select Music
  • Shane English Schools (Japan)

After earning a diploma at Wimbledon School of Art, Richy graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with a degree in Ceramics.

In 2007, Richy’s small press publisher, Tempo Lush, began producing several highly rated comics including Bang! Crash! Whizz!, with artist Sally-Anne Hickman, two volumes of the Tempo Lush Tales comics anthologies and the teenage romantic comedy, Rosie and Jacinda, co-created by manga artist and fashion illustrator Zarina Liew.

Richy has worked as a creator for Titan Comics, writing Adventure Time, Almost Naked Animals and over 250 Wallace and Gromit newspaper comic strips, as well as drawing for the Dreamworks’ Home comic book.

Richy has contributed to several comics anthologies including Wu Wei, Score & Script, Accent UK’s Robot, A bit of Undigested Potato and Art Aid Nepal’s Home.

Over two weekends in 2015 and 2016, Richy organised comic creator retreats in South London. These resulted in two 5-person collaborations and the publication of children’s adventure comic Alidade and experimental comic print collection Space Pilgrim.

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