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Theo Parish

Theo Parish is an author and illustrator currently living in ‘the fine city’ of Norwich with their three cats. Graduating from Norwich university of the Arts with both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in games art and design, they have a great love of storytelling in all forms.

Choosing to see the magical in the mundane and to bring a sense of wonder to everything they do, Theo’s work is inspired by Saturday morning cartoons, long walks through the woods, their love of fantasy and their life and experiences growing up queer and neurodivergent. They are driven by a passion for creating the kinds of stories they needed to see as a kid and are committed to putting those used to being on the sidelines into centre stage.

When not drawing or writing they can usually be found playing dungeons and dragons, building pillow forts or making friends with the neighbourhood cats.


The unmissable YA graphic novel Homebody from debut creator Theo Parish - for fans of the global hit Heartstopper and a must read for anyone who's ever felt like they don’t belong.

Hello! I’m Theo. I like cats, Dungeons & Dragons . . . and I’m trans and non-binary.

Theo grew up in a household with a loving family and relaxed gender roles, but the pressures of the outside world to fit into society’s expectations can make life feel, well . . . confusing! Theo knows that there is no one way to be, but inspired by superheroes, role playing games and comic con, they find confidence to rebuild their image in a way that feels truly themselves.

In their debut graphic novel Homebody, author-illustrator Theo Parish takes readers through a beautifully heart lifting story of discovering what it means to live life on your own terms and what it means to feel at home in the world.

Territory Publisher/Agent
World English excl. North America Macmillan Children's Books
North America HarperCollins