Leonie O’Moore is a freelance illustrator and comic book writer.
She started making indie 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 attended University in the UK, gaining a BA in Art and Design and an MA in Illustration and Design from the University of Sunderland. She currently resides in California.
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...' , which facilitated many events and exhibitions and also published and promoted comic books. She worked for a 'Comics International' magazine as a critic and a sub-editor.
Her comics have appeared in popular anthologies such as 'Heavy Metal Magazine', 'Dead Roots' and 'Spirit of Hope'. She also created the graphic novel 'Some Forgotten Part' and the adventure series 'Monstrum Horrendum'. Recent work includes the graphic novel 'LORD' and the comic series 'Double Dead'.
Her comics have received acclaim for their strong visual style and inventive narratives.
Leonie has also worked in pre-production for tv and animation, and as a freelance Art Director.
She has facilitated 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 in the UK.
In 2015 she developed the BA (Hons) Degree Course in 'Comics, Graphic Novels and Sequential Arts' for Teesside University.