Simone Lia is an artist and writer and is the creator of the weekly Simone Lia comic strip in The Observer. Her debut illustrated fiction novel, They Didn't Teach THIS in Worm School! published by Walker Books was described by her German publisher, Königskinder as "a philosophical essay on friendship".
Her work is an ongoing investigation into what it means to be human, and she often communicates her ideas using anthropomorphism, making her stories accessible to audiences of different ages and backgrounds. Lia has the ability to communicate complex emotional relationships, simply and with a warm sense of humour.
Lia has over twenty years of experience working with image, text and story since studying illustration at the University of Brighton and then completing a Masters in visual communication at the Royal College of Art. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally. Simone lives and works in London.