Meg James, a final year of BA (Hons) Illustration student, produced a book/zine for her final major project.

For my penultimate BA Illustration project, I created a series of illustrations under the theme “Halloween”. I’ve always been interested in the macabre and the weird, so the holiday gave me the perfect reason to sit and draw severed heads and pumpkins for a couple of months. Working in pencil and then adding colour digitally, I aimed to develop my visual language through character design and mini narratives.


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Throughout the project I created a range of merchandise, including hand bound sketchbooks and packs of stickers. I was keen to explore a more mainstream side to my work in order to find out what sectors I may want to work in post graduation. Although obviously seasonal, this project informed me of how to produce original yet commercially successful illustrations and I am keen to continue creating illustrations for different holidays.

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These final images were hand bound in a self published book titled “Hallowzine”. However you can flick through the digital version here:


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Instagrram: @megjamesillustration