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Hello and welcome to my portfolio!

My name is  Lydia Maycock and I'm a writer and illustrator based in Manchester, England. 

I'm currently studying for my BA Hons in Creative Media and Visual Communications. 

Fun Fact: I'm a film nerd, a book addict and a lover of nature.

My illustrations style focuses mainly on horror, science fiction and fantasy. 

I take inspiration from gothic horror, surrealism, dystopian worlds, fairy tales and folklore. 

My writing and illustrations subject matters are always centred around mental health, neurodiversity and social justice.

I always find myself drawn to creating imagery of ghosts, monsters, aliens and other strange mythical creatures. 

Just like Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's classic novel, anyone who is different/ thinks differently can be misunderstood and judged.

As humans, this is something we love to do. If we do not understand someone or something we mistreat them/it. 

Instead, we should learn to understand and appreciate the fact that we all live on this

planet together and are all different in our own unique way! 

I am always looking to collaborate with other writers and artists. If you are interested in working with me please do contact me!