I’m Lucy Bellwood, a professional Adventure Cartoonist based in Portland, Oregon. I travel around the world bringing back infectiously enthusiastic, educational stories for my readers to enjoy.

Me at sea in the Pacific aboard R/V Falkor, drawing comics about oceanographic exploration!

My nonfiction graphic novel Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea came out in 2016, and my newest project, 100 Demon Dialogues, is set for publication in June, 2018. It’s a collection of comics that helps people grappling with imposter syndrome feel less alone.

In early 2017 I spent three weeks in the Pacific Ocean embedded on Schmidt Ocean Institute‘s research vessel Falkor. You can read the comic distillation of our multibeam mapping expedition here.

In the past five years 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.

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!