|Area(s):||Comic artist and writer|
|Notable Work:|| Shinemgami Kate|
Rose by any Other Name
Finn & Fish
Leeann Hamilton is an Irish comic artist currently based in Meath. She is a graduate of the West Wales School of the Arts, and has worked with the Cartoon Saloon. With writer Sinead Lynch, she created zombie comedy "Shinimegami Kate" for the Irish anthology series Havoc 21 in 2005. The same team created Rose by Any Other Name, an apocalyptic tale of gender and family values, which was a runner-up in the TokyoPop Rising Stars of Manga UK & Ireland competition in 2006, and a fantasy pirate story, Bonny Buccaneers, for TokyoPop's Manga Pilot line, in 2008. Leeann is currently creating and self-publishing Finn & Fish, based on the legends of Finn mac Cumhaill and the Salmon of Knowledge since 2010 and all four issues have currently been collected into a graphic novel in 2013, called Finn & Fish: The Wash Cycle. Finn and Fish also received a news feature in ImagineFX #88.
Finn & Fish won several awards in 2013, including Best Writer and Best Artist on The Arcade, a Seven Questions award for most mentioned favourite comic title and author, and was a nominee for Best European Comic 2013 in the True Believer's Awards in 2014.