Alex Mankiewicz is an illustrator based in Byron Bay, Australia. A global nomad, born in NY and raised in London, Alex has worked in Europe, Asia and the United States and spent years as a printmaker in Kyoto, Japan. Like many illustrators, Alex drew from the moment she could hold a crayon and, despite working in film in her 20s (when not travelling to remote corners of the planet given any opportunity), ultimately illustration was a medium – and society’s foibles and failings a target – more suited to her nature. Her images have been awarded internationally and appear in magazines, newspapers, editorial, and picture books. In the past couple years, Alex’s focus is increasingly on graphic non-fiction. Home Free, a collection of true life accounts of domestic violence was published in November 2017. Currently she is drawing the authorised journey of Behrouz Boochani, a Manus Island detainee, for an organisation in the UK.