Adam Murphy

2011 - present Freelance Comics Artist

Published works:

  • CorpseTalk: Kings & Queens (and other Royal Rotters) 2018. David Fickling Books

  • CorpseTalk: Groundbreaking Women 2018. David Fickling Books

  • CorpseTalk: Groundbreaking Scientists 2017. David Fickling Books

  • Lost Tales: 2016. David Fickling Books

  • CorpseTalk Season 2: 2015. David Fickling Books

  • IDP 2043, Chapter 3: 2014. The Edinburgh Book Festival/Freight Books.

  • CorpseTalk Season 1: 2014. David Fickling Books

  • CorpseTalk: Ongoing- 2012 - present. The Phoenix Story Comic.

  • Lost Tales: Ongoing- 2013 - present. The Phoenix Story Comic.

  • Fever Dreams: 2013. Self published.

  • Extreme Weather. 2013. Asteroid Belter, the Newcastle University Science Comic.

  • Chuang Tzu. 2013. Wu Wei - Zen/Taoist anthology.

  • Fickling Feature. 2013. The Guardian.

  • Listen Carefully. 2013. Off Life anthology.

  • The Owl: 2012. The Phoenix Story Comic.

  • The Graveyard: 2012. The Phoenix Story Comic.

  • The Princess and the Peanut-Butter Sandwiches: 2012. The Phoenix Story Comic.

2010 - present Comics Workshops

Very many workshops for kids and adults. Clients include: Edinburgh Book Festival, Hay Literary Festival, Phoenix Fest, Bradford Literary Festival, Story Museum, Northern Children's Book Festival, Lakes International Comics Art Festival, CBBC Live, National Parent Forum, Camp Bestival, Oxford University, Stoke Newington Literary Festival, Cardiff Central Library, Oxford Literary Festival, Cartoon Museum, Bookfeast, teacher training workshops for UK Literacy Association and many primary and secondary schools across the UK. I have also developed and taught in-depth comics courses for both kids and adults.

2018 Freelance Illustrator Social media campaign illustrations: Geckoboard Ltd.

2013 - present Freelance Illustrator Symbol design and consultation: Talking Mats Ltd.

2011 - 2013 Freelance Illustrator Illustration and UI design: Linden Research Inc.

2011 Freelance Illustrator Display Illustration: Time Machines Exhibition, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford University.

2007 - 2011 Rebellion Inc, Oxford, UK Storyboard Artist

2005 - 2007 Rebellion Inc, Oxford, UK Lead Animator

2003 - 2005 Day 1 Studios, Chicago, USA Animator


  • Master of Science: Computer Graphics and Animation 2003

    • DePaul University, School of CTI, Chicago, USA

    • GPA (US grade point average) 4.0/4.0

  • Bachelor of Science: Human Sciences 1999

    • Oxford University, Mansfield College, Oxford, UK