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Sayra Begum is an Illustrator based in Hampshire.

She is currently working on her debut graphic novel: Mongrel, which will be published by Knockabout Comics. It tells the story of a girl growing up as a British Muslim caught between two cultures, challenging and tearing away the differences to reveal the common humanity.


2016 – Falmouth University – MA Illustration: Authorial Practice (Distinction)

2014 – Plymouth College  of Art – BA (Hons) Illustration

And Other Things

2019 – Guest and speaker, Portsmouth Comic Con, Hampshire

2019 – DYCP Grant, Art Council England

2018 – Speaker, Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Lake District

2018 – Exhibitor, The Inside Job, Tate Modern, London

 2017, 2018 – Guide, Tate St Ives, Cornwall

2017, 2018 – Activity leader, Memory Café, Cornwall

2017 – Visiting lecturer, Graphic Memoir, Falmouth University, Cornwall

2015, 2017 – Exhibitor, The Collaborators, The Exchange, Cornwall

2016 – Exhibitor, Saphronia, Falmouth University, Cornwall

2016 – Exhibitor, Imagined Worlds, Taunton, Bath, Nether Stowey

2016 – Atlantic Press Award for Excellence in Graphic Literature

2015 – Internship, Newlyn Gallery & The Exchange, Cornwall

2014 – Publication, (kV) Series, Pylon Press

2012 – Collaboration with Razwan Ul-Haq on illustrations for Sultan Vs. Dracula


August 2019 – Comic Book Workshop Facilitator, Tate Modern