Ahoy

Hi there! I’m Lucy Bellwood, a very enthusiastic cartoonist who goes on adventures.

You may know me as the creator of Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea, or as a member of Helioscope (formerly Periscope Studio), or as a fixture on many podcasts and panels.

I travel around the world bringing back stories for my readers to enjoy. I’ve documented rafting through the Grand Canyon (twice!), going to sea on the last wooden whaling ship in the world, exploring the feminist undertones of social dance, and trying out a sensory deprivation tank for the first time.

I also love making opulent printed objects.

In the next year I’ll be heading to sea with the Schmidt Ocean Institute to create accessible comics about oceanographic exploration between Guam and Honolulu, visiting Iceland with Light Grey Art Lab’s 2017 Residency, and releasing a comic about sail training aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry—a brand-new tall ship in Rhode Island.

Feel free to click around and explore my work through this site. If you’re interested in hiring me for comics work, travel opportunities, or public speaking, click on the Contact tab up top!