Morrighan Corbel knew from an early age that tragedy and emotion were her bread and butter. After consuming the original version of The Little Mermaid, in which the unfortunate mermaid is not married to her Prince, but instead is turned into sea foam and damned to an afterlife dictated entirely by the behaviour of children, Morrighan realised her favourite kind of story was the one where not everyone got to live happily ever after, and this love of dark and terrible narratives has haunted her work ever since.
From her early days in digital art, Morrighan found herself drawn to traditional once again after a book illustration project revived her love of the feeling of pencil and brush on paper. She graduated with a degree in Illustration for Commercial Application from Cleveland College of Art and Design in 2018, and after a short stint with a software company, now freelances full time. She has worked heavily in tabletop roleplaying games, working for Nerdy Pup Games and Black Armada, and has also been commissioned for album artwork and comic covers.
Her love of fantasy, born from a childhood spent reading almost constantly, has also massively influenced her work. Fairy tales, mythology, and fantasies all feed into her narratives, giving her worlds within worlds to play with and create her work. Her ongoing personal project is a year long documentation of British folklore inspired by the Folklore Thursday hashtag on Twitter.
When she isn’t drawing, Morrighan is a keen LARPer, and can be found in various locations hitting things with a foam sword. She also loves collecting antiques and has an ever growing collection of Victorian portrait photographs, which she uses as references and as inspiration for her stories. She now lives in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, in a haunted end of terrace on a road that doesn’t exist any more.