Nicole Bates


Nicole is a Kendal based artist, her work shows a whimsical gentle style wrapping itself round hard subjects around mental health , she primarily works in watercolour and with little or no words making the comics all inclusive and letting the reader give the character a voice , with three comics to her name at the moment Anxiety Me! Following a woman called Yu as she experiences the feeling of anxiety and stress, Leaf, a children’s comic about friendship following a little lonely fox and finally Moon, a story taking Yu to identify that worry though scary is a useful trait. Moon is drawn primarily on dark paper to give the comic a unique look. So if you are after something a bit different, check out her work.


Nicole is also a host of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast.