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Jasmine Thompson

Hey my name’s Jazz, and I’m a Bristol based artist who recently graduated in Illustration. I began as a portrait artist but have expanded into areas such as reportage illustration, zine making, and creating caricatures.

I’m inspired by living in an urban environment and the people around me, and thrive off meeting others with brilliant ideas. My most recent work has focussed on ‘Race & integration: A study of culture’. I am passionate about exploring segregation within UK cities (and factors such as religion and language) cultural appropriation and identity issues. Look forward to seeing some content on this in Rife.

I love making comics, and am always looking for new ways to create funny spins on day to day life. I hope to make videos, films, memes, and most importantly push my writing skills. Some seem to think I have an addicted to buying trainers, but in my opinion it’s definitely more of a ‘healthy interest’. Throw some curly hair care tips my way and you’ll be my best friend forever.

COMIC: Mental Health Services Be Like...

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Social Issues / / Jasmine Thompson

COMIC: When The Shooter Is White...

In the third of her weekly comics, Jazz talks about the media coverage of the Vegas shooting.
Social Issues / / Jasmine Thompson

COMIC: #takeaknee

Jazz breaks down the #takeaknee protest and how, no matter how you choose to take a stand, no one is...
Social Issues / / Jasmine Thompson

On Fenty And Inclusion...

Jasmine is here with the first of her weekly comics: On Rihanna, Fenty and inclusion.
Fun Stuff/Lists / / Jasmine Thompson

Six Months Of Challenge, Joy And The Occasional Cringe

As her time at Rife reached a close, Jazz reflects on what this incredible experience has meant to her.
Lifestyle / / Jasmine Thompson

VIDEO: Things People Say If You're Mixed Race

The Rife team and Bristol mayor Marvin Rees  get under some of the common myths associated with being mixed race,...
Film / / Jasmine Thompson

'Body Goals' and The Dark Side of Instagram

Jazz reminds us a lot of what we see on Instagram and blogging platforms isn't real, and talks about why...
Lifestyle / / Jasmine Thompson

Why Do I Run?

Through all the early mornings, wind, rain and sweat, Jazz unpins what drives her to keep running.
Sport / / Jasmine Thompson

Seven Types Of Student You'll Meet This September

Jazz illustrates a silly comic series based on the type of students you’re likely to meet when you go...
Art / / Jasmine Thompson

Why Calling Me 'Exotic' Isn't A Compliment

Jazz writes about the term ‘exotic’, the connotations that come with it, and why it isn’t necessarily a compliment.  ‘...
Social Issues / / Jasmine Thompson