Jessica Martin is a leading musical theatre actress turned writer and illustrator of comics and graphic novels. Her first published work was a one page story, "Passing Thoughts" illustrated by her mentor, Mark Buckingham for the Thought Bubble anthology 2013. She also launched her first comic, IT GIRL about silent film actress Clara Bow at Thought Bubble 2013.
Since then she has enjoyed great success in her particular niche, character driven stories, real and fictional, set in the golden age of Hollywood. Her first graphic novel, ELSIE HARRIS PICTURE PALACE was shortlisted for the Myriad Editions First Graphic Novel prize in 2014 and published in 2015 by Miwk publications. She also worked on the SFX KRAK anthology for Vertigo.
Recent accolades include being shortlisted for Broken Frontier's Breakout Talent 2015 and selected for the Breakout Talent guest list at Glasgow Comic Con 2016. Jessica is very much looking forward to returning to Thought Bubble, where it all started happening for her just a short time ago!