photo courtesy of Light Grey Art Lab
Campbell Whyte was born in Perth, Western Australia where he creates stories about place and strives to create an inclusive, supportive and healthy comics community.
Through his love for comics literature, he has created appealing and accessible works that explore deeply personal and place-based stories. His graphic novel series, Home Time was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Awards and was described by Shuan Tan as being “Beautifully realised, funny, smart, weird and surprisingly epic in scope, Home Time is also just plain brilliant.”. In addition to this, he has been commissioned by a wide range of cities to create public-art comics and has been included in numerous anthologies.
As the co-founder and co-director of the Milktooth School of Art and Stories, with Elizabeth Marruffo, he provides opportunities for young people to develop their comics-making skills and publish their works with over 400 students attending his courses every year and 80 new comics published annually.
In addition to this, Campbell is a co-founder and the Program Director of the Perth Comic Arts Festival, a unique event that shares its love of comics literature with Perth in a free, creator-focused event that’s all about making comics accessible for all ages. The Festival is designed to grow community, provide professional opportunities and connect with readers.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org