Simon and Julia at the unveiling of the group portrait of eminent Bristolians 'Some More Who Have Made Bristol Famous'
Gurr Illustration is a partnership concentrating on educational and narrative graphics. Formed by Julia and Simon Gurr in 2007, the studio is located in Bristol, UK.

Simon is a cartoonist, narrative illustrator and storyboard artist who has been working in educational publishing for seventeen years. He has also designed web games for the Key Stage 2 curriculum and helped develop online resources for Key Stage 3 and 4 users. His first professional comics work appeared in 2000AD 1270 and with author Eugene Byrne he created three historical comic books; Brunel: A Graphic Biography, The Bristol Story and Darwin: A Graphic Biography.

Formerly a business advisor specialising in marketing, Julia trained as an art teacher and has worked (and played) with groups of all ages. A fashion & textiles graduate, she works in three dimensions (with needle and thread), as well as drawing and painting.

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    • Hi Mark, thanks for your interest in the Darwin book. As far as I know all copies of the first print run have found homes. You might try an online second-hand store like AbeBooks. If a second print run happens I will let you know. Best wishes, S.

      • Hello Simon

        We have (and enjoyed) the Bristol Story. Through your work and that of other artists, my son has developed an interest in graphic art.

        Please let me know if I could chat with you about it? If so, what is your business number please?


  1. I’m curious about the drawing published and showing La Gandara. I don’t have it in may collection. Could you do something for me please.
    By the way, best wishes for this new year

    • Hi Mathieu, I’m sorry for the delay in replying to your query, (I need to check the comments more often). Thank you for an excellent resource in your La Gandara website.

      I admit I did not know much about La Gandara before I began a drawing project based on artists whose birthdays fall in Advent. He was the artist who most interested me for 16 December.

      Your website was a great help in preparing for the drawing, which was made using a black marker pen on red paper. The dimensions are approximately 30 x 45 cm. I can measure it for you if you are interested. If you wish, you can contact me directly at info@gurrilustration.com

      Best wishes,

  2. Hi Simon,

    Hope this e-mail finds you hale and hearty. Just dropping you a line to see if you fancy leading a 2 day workshop on storyboarding for our 2nd years at UWE Illustration in the Arnolfini. The dates for the workshop would be Thursday 24th and Friday 25th Feb.

    Let us know if you want to and/or are available.

    best wishes

    Jonathan Ward

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