A graduate from the University of Dundee has been recognised as one of the comic industry's rising stars.

Anna Morozova left her studies in November, where she graduated with MDes in Comics and Graphic Novels.

She was commissioned by one of Britain's most successful comics, 2000 AD, to draw for 'Future Shock', a section dedicated to the best up-and-coming writers and artists.

She has provided the art for a story entitled Juncture, written by Andi Ewington, which will appear in the comic later this year.

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Anna said: "Illustrating a story for 2000 AD is an honour and I am very excited to join the list of creators who contributed to this legendary title.

"It is a fantastic professional starting point which was possible thanks to such a unique programme here in Dundee.

"I hope that the readers will enjoy my art on the pages of the forthcoming Future Shock.

"Finding the right style and approach was probably the most challenging part but I had a job to complete so I tried not to overthink the process. It was a truly enjoyable project and it provides a degree of confidence that the choices I made in the past were right."

Anna was born in Russia and grew up in Estonia before moving to Dundee, and had not considered art as a career until a few years ago.

"I felt it was worth giving art another chance and Dundee was ideal due to its role in the history of British comics," she added.

Anna’s commission came after programme director Phillip Vaughan sent examples of her work to the editor of 2000 AD.

"We are heavily invested in working with industry partners and 2000 AD is as good as it gets," he said. "The comic has been running weekly from 1977, and is a national institution. I sent the work to 2000 AD editor Matt Smith, to show him what our students are capable of and he picked up on Anna’s work.

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"It is great that our students are getting work with comics publishers like 2000 AD and this will be a fantastic platform for Anna to demonstrate her talent and ability to a wider audience. We look forward to working with 2000 AD and other publishers in the future."

Anna was also crowned winner of the Comichaus competition last year, where she illustrated a short story which now features in the latest issue of the Comichaus series.

Students who have graduated from the course have gone on to work for major comics publishers including Marvel, DC Comics, Vertigo and DC Thomson.