Hello there! I'm Megan Marquardt -- also known as Purapea on the internet space, a queer part-time artist based in Nottingham, UK. I spend a lot of my time drawing things with queer narratives, urban fantasy and plus sized body positive art, as well as a lot of DND characters as pin-ups.
I enjoy working in Risography--a really cool printing process originally from Japan that's sort of like screen printing and photocopying rolled into one and like using the method for making all my comics and zines.
Outside of art, I also work part time in a brewery, play way too many video games and get distracted a lot by my cat.
Most of my content is digital illustration or riso printed and self-published comics! I also like making beak zines! The themes in my work tend to focus on body positivity, lgbtqi+ supportive narratives, monster girls and dungeon and dragons fantasy.
If you are interested in getting some custom illustrations by me, check out my commissions page!
COMICS AND ZINES
Full List of Publications
COOL CATS VOL 2; Author, self-published mini zine (2021)
FAT CRAFT CHARITY ZINE VOL 2; illustration contributor, published by Fat Craft (2020)
COOL CATS; Author, self-published mini zine (2019)
GOOD DOGS; Author; self-published mini zine (2019)
Sage and Silver
Originally published in LET’S MAKE COMICS ANTHOLOGY 2018; DIZZY INK & KOGUCHI PRESS, and then again in 2019 as a self-published zine.
Printed in fluroscent pink and medium blue riso inks on a recycled paper.
For information on getting custom art, for personal use please check out my commissions page!
If you are interested in hiring me for artwork or designs for use in something you intend to sell, or to promote a business or product, please contact me at purapea(at)gmail(dot)com to discuss that!
If you would like to support me, please consider buying me a coffee, checking out my online shop or following me on my social medias! I try and stream over on twitch a few times a week too so if that's you're kinda jam please go and follow me over there for chill drawing and chill music.