K. Briggs is an award winning graphic novelist and arts educator.
She began her comic-making career while pursuing her Masters at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art with a feminist re-imagining of the archetypal Hero Story, “Story(cycle)”. Their adaptation of “Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 1” won the inaugural Elsinore Award for Graphic Shakespeare in 2016. A fixture of the Scottish Independent Comic scene, Briggs founded and ran the Ex Libris Book Fair, Dundee’s only independent book fair. Her work has been exhibited in both art galleries and colleges in Sweden, Scotland, Japan, and the United States.
An experienced art educator, Briggs lectured at their alma mater, Glasgow School of Art, The McManus Museum, Dundee Contemporary Arts, and presented a paper she co-authored at the 2016 Graphic Medicine conference in Dundee. They are currently a teaching artist for Fleisher Art Memorial and Spiral Q in Philadelphia and ARTFusion 19464 in Pottstown.
In 2018, Briggs moved back to the greater Philadelphia area, where she grew up. They live with their partner, the two most adorable cats on the planet, and a growing book collection that will one day swallow them all.