Kristyna Baczynski

Kristyna is a freelance illustrator, comic book artist and author. She works from her studio in Leeds where she creates images and stories for a wide range of clients and publishers. Kristyna’s work draws on her Ukrainian-British heritage, exploring notions of displacement and belonging. Her work is also influenced by nature, DIY culture and exploration.  Her debut graphic novel Retrograde Orbit was released in 2018, followed by her first children’s book Read All About It! in 2019. Her work been recognised by The Eisner Awards, The International Comics Festival and The British Comics Awards.

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Twitter: @kbaczynski
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Kristyna Baczynski is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy. For all enquiries, contact:

Books by Kristyna

The Wild Year: A Field Guide for Exploring Nature All Around Us

TarcherPerigee, Published October 2022

Whether you’re an avid nature lover or newly discovering the world outside your door, you’ll find information and inspiration in this beautifully illustrated pocket companion. Organised by season, its colourful pages are brimming with wondrous wildflowers and plants to discover as you wander, forage, and explore – from alder, foxglove, and fireweed to mistletoe, yarrow and many more.

Artist Kristyna Baczynski blends writing, research, and illustrations that celebrate more than ninety plant specimens, drawn in detail for identification, along with historical, scientific, and folkloric information highlighting the unique backstory and beauty of these everyday natural wonders. You’ll also find checklists, foraging tips, and room for field notes and sketches.