Adam Cadwell is a Cartoonist, Illustrator and Storyboard Artist based in Manchester, UK.

In April 2012 he co-founded Great Beast Comics with Marc Ellerby, a publishing group for professionally self-published, creator owned comics. Through this imprint he publishes his Northern slacker vampire series Blood Blokes (Eagle Award nominee 2012) and a book collection of his acclaimed web-comic The Everyday.

In June 2012 Cadwell launched the British Comic Awards, a national award to recognise and promote important works and talent in the thriving UK comics culture.

Cadwell was one of the 54 British artists chosen for the Eisner nominated, graphic novel anthology Nelson.

Cadwell’s comic work has been published by Jonathan Cape, Image Comics, Blank Slate Books, We Are Words + Pictures and Solipsistic Pop. His illustration work has appeared in magazines such as MOJO, Kerrang! and Shortlist.

Adam Cadwell graduated from the Interactive Arts course at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2004 and went on to work as the in-house Visualiser at advertising agency TBWA\Manchester. He now works freelance as Cadwell Illustration and is based in Central Manchester.

Cadwell’s favourite drink is the mixed fruit cordial, Vimto. He also has a worryingly large collection of Lego minifigures.


Illustration: £40 an hour (plus charges for usage rights if applicable.)
Storyboards & Visuals: £30 an hour.
Concept Art & Character Design: £30-£40 an hour (plus charges for usage rights if applicable.)
Comics: £100 a page for pencils and inks, £125 for toned artwork, £150 for full colour.
Private Commissions: For commission options please visit my personal webstore Cadwell Originals.

All rates are negotiable and I aim to work within budgets so please email or call for a precise quote.


+44 (0) 7773 679 888