Elodie Ginsbourg is an illustrator who makes little comic books,
prints and “all sorts of silly little things”.
She started doing indie pop fanzines and cartoons in the mid-90s, in
“For me, being part of the fanzine scene was very much a political
thing. I totally adored the freedom of expression the small
independent press offered. People could just make their own little
magazine, talk about the music they liked, express political views
without censorship and totally be in control of the way it was all
She moved to England in 1997, started a band, joined another, did lots
of fanzines, illustrated some record sleeves, started making bags.
Then, after some breathing space to get married and have two little
girls, Elodie got back into making little handmade comics and drawing
“I get inspired by everyday things that make me smile, laugh or
sometimes totally annoy me! If I have to give names, I’ll definitely
say that people like Julie Doucet, John Porcellino or Lolmede make me
so so happy! And, of course, I get inspired by the funny things my
children say and do!
I don’t have a studio because I like drawing in different places. I
have a great attic where I do crafty things but because all I need is
paper, pencils, nibs, Indian ink I can draw anywhere, inside or
outside my house. I like doing more messy crafts in the dining room
because it’s already got fairly messy floorbards.”