Kellie Strom was born in Denmark, raised in Ireland, and now draws and paints in London. He has just completed a Leporello format book for Nobrow, titled Worse Things Happen at Sea, a frieze of sea monsters and doomed sailors down the ages. Kellie is also the author of Sadie the Air Mail Pilot, a children's book of dangerous flying, and the illustrator of Het zeemans-ABC (A Sailor's ABC), a Dutch children's book depicting more dangers of the sea. He cannot swim.
"Nobrow has quickly become a leading publisher of high-quality
illustrated publications and graphic novels, and Kellie Strom's
Worse Things Happen At Sea (Nobrow) is a breathtaking example of
Nobrow's standard of excellence...Taking over two years to create,
Worse Things Happen At Sea is one of Nobrow's finest examples of
finding power in silence, presenting panel after panel of naval
disasters that hit with overwhelming force thanks to Strom's
--The AV Club
"It's a superior work of draftsmanship and imagination."
--Bleeding Cool "Strom uses his serious illustration chops to recreate the mythical world his imagination seems to innately conceive.... Whether used to inspire the imaginations of children, as a mantlepiece artwork or as inspiration for a nautical tattoo, "Worse Things Happen At Sea" is a collectible treasure in illustrated form."