Laurie J Proud was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne and moved to London at the age of 19 to work as a storyboard artist.

He later studied at the Royal College of Art and graduated in 1999 with an MA in animation and has worked as animator and director.

His collection of graphic short stories ‘Peepholes’ was published in 2012 by Blank Slate Books.

He is currently working on an illustrated book entitled ‘Gibbergeest’.

He lives in East Sussex.


1997 ‘Revelations’ comic strip, Alice Magazine issue 1.

2011 2 paintings in ‘Skullface’ hardback anthology, Korero Books.

2012 ‘Peepholes’ hardback collection of graphic short stories, Blank Slate Books.


1995: 40 paintings “Flesh Corridors” one man show at Globe gallery, North Shields.

1995: 5 paintings in mixed show, Globe gallery, North Shields.

2000: 7 paintings at J Walter Thompson, London.

2001: 5 paintings “Memory and Desire” at Start Contemporary Art, Brighton.

2006: 6 paintings “Square Art” at Golden Square Post Production, London.

2006: 4 paintings “Bergamot Invasion part 2” at Copro Nason gallery, Los Angeles.

2007: 7 paintings “Square Art” at Golden Square post Production, London.

2009: 8 paintings at Brighton Art Fair, East Sussex.

2009: 4 paintings “The Power of the Portrait” at Ink_d gallery, Brighton.

2014: 6 paintings at Calneva art & collectables, Hastings, East Sussex.

2015: ‘Northern Men’ series at McCully & Crane Art, Rye, East Sussex.

2016: 9 paintings at Spread Eagle Tattoo, St. Leonard’s on Sea, East Sussex.

2016: 1 painting in the ‘Open Contemporary Portrait Award’ at the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

2016: ‘Northern Men’ series at the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne.


1998 ‘Condensed Night’ 2 minute animation screened at:

May 1999 New York animation festival

July 1999 Young Blood (Shots Magazine) London

Aug 1999 Edinburgh international film festival

Oct 1999 Leipzig international festival

Oct 1999 Ottawa animation festival

Nov 1999 Bilbao international festival of short film

Dec 1999 Dopesheet, Channel 4

Feb 2000 British animation awards, London

Mar 2000 Stuttgart international festival

Mar 2000 Brussels animated film festival

Jun 2000 Melbourne international student animation festival

Jun 2000 Zagreb world festival of animated films

Nov 2000 Kinofilm, Manchester

1999 ‘Poetry for Dead Girls’ 6 minute live action and animated film, screened at:

Sept 1999 BBC British short film festival, London

Praise for ‘Peepholes’:

“High graphic sophistication”     Paul Gravett

“Edward Hopper meets Werner Herzog”    Comic Heroes Magazine

“Not for the faint-hearted”    Creative Review

“Beautifully grotesque vision”    Forbidden Planet Review

“Cool as hell”    Al Columbia

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