Gemma Correll is a cartoonist, writer, and illustrator, originally from Norwich, Correll but now resides in California with her two pugs and her boyfriend.
Correll is known for her pug illustrations and her distinct drawing style has earned her more than 600K followers on Instagram. “I love the personalities of animals,” the freelance artist told Creative Boom. “They are so varied. Pugs, in particular, are such characters; they are very silly and funny. I like imagining what animals might say if they could talk.”
“I knew from a young age that I wanted to draw and write for a living. I was always encouraged to draw by teachers and friends,” she said. “Once I realized that I could use art as a tool to get out of PE lessons, I was even keener. At primary school, I was sometimes allowed to stay in the classroom and make posters for upcoming school events rather than put myself through the humiliation of falling over and generally being terrible at all of the sports.”