I'm an illustrator and independent comic book creator.

I was born in England but spent my childhood in Hong Kong. I moved back to the UK at the age of 18. I'm proudly disabled, mixed race, and LGBTQ.

I’m passionate about equality and these themes weave themselves into my art - body positivity, feminism, disability, LGBTQ and BAME representation. I have worked with LGBTQ organisations to help produce invaluable resources for minority populations.

My comics feature characters that are rarely seen in mainstream media, with non-exploitative storylines. They can be purchased online or in comic book stores.

In my spare time, I volunteer for LGBTQ causes, enjoy video games, and work towards my ongoing aspiration of dressing like a modern-day Victorian dandy.

Follow me on Twitter @juliangrayart or Instagram @juliangrayart.

“Julian is a very professional and punctual artist, and a delight to work with.

He is very communicative at every stage, and his results are excellent.”

-Zane Robinson, Trans Programme Coordinator at the LGBT Foundation



Currently on hold due to COVID-19


Manchester Open Exhibition - HOME, Manchester
15th Jan-15th Mar 2020

Nice Time Arts Presents: Festive Indoor Market - The Yard Theatre, Hulme
30th Nov 2019

Nottingham Comic Con - Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham
19th Oct 2019

Open Sandwiches - Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester
4th May 2019

Sonder Presents: NOVUS Live Arts - The Hatch, Manchester
28th Sept 2018

Alternative Pride - Whitworth Park, Manchester
2nd Sept 2018

Fe/Male - AIR Gallery, Altrincham
1st Feb-10th Mar 2018

Let's Talk About Sex - Manchester Central Library
1st Feb-28th Feb 2018​

Be Our Guest - Manchester Craft & Design Centre
18th May 2017

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