illustration & stories



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Hello! My name is Cé Simonis.
I write and illustrate stories.

I’m Belgian and British and I currently live in the woods of the south of Belgium where I share a riso machine with C.A.Hiley

My work has received several prizes and awards. My graphic short story 'The Return' was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2021 and my book ‘My Brass Band’ has been highly commended this year’s edition. I was artist in residence in Oksnes in the Vesteraalen archipelago in Norway with AiRV in 2022, at Inspace (Edinburgh) in 2020 and Planet Labs (Berlin) in 2021. 

I love making my own books on the riso machine: graphic short stories, poetic comics, short illustrated stories...They’re usually a bit surreal and poetic and often about the natural world, space, history or music. 

I also like working on illustration commissions on very varied themes.
Science communication through stories is also one of my specialities.

I have taught illustration in places such as Edinburgh College of Art and the National Museum of Scotland.
Click here︎ if you want to have a look at my CV

I’m a gender fluid creature of the woods, so you can use all the pronouns you like and call me what you want according to your mood of the day... but don’t hesitate to call me!

I love drawing by hand, walking in the forest, printing with the riso machine, swimming and making up silly songs.

Typewronger, Edinburgh
Gallery Ten, Edinburgh
Gnash!Comics, Ashburton
Weilensee, Berlin
Neurotitan, Berlin

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