October 1, 2019
2019 CCS Cornish Fellow, Tommi Parrish, is a four-time Ignatz award-nominated cartoonist, illustrator, and art editor based in Montreal, QC. Parrish has comics in the permanent collection at the Gallery of Western Australia and has had shows, delivered workshops, and given talks throughout Australia, North America, and Argentina. Their latest work, The Lie and How We Told It (Fantagraphics, 2018) won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Graphic Novel.
Reviews of The Lie and How We Told It:
- “I love the way that Parrish illustrates their characters, with small heads and bulky bodies. The physicality of these people is so clearly obvious, their presence magnified. Thick hands swallow up wine bottles and fancy cocktail glasses.” —Alex Hoffman on Sequentialist State
- “In both [of the intertwining stories], Tommi Parrish’s art style is bold and gorgeous, but there are differences that give each story a distinct look.” —Michelle White on Multiversity Comics
- “You come away feeling that strangeness and seriousness might be key features of everyday life.” —Ronnie Scott on Australian Book Review
- 2019 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Graphic Novel