Self-Portrait by Lilly Higgs

Self-Portrait by Lilly Higgs

Lilly Higgs is a working digital illustrator from Louisville. She graduated with honors in 2010 from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in Sequential Art. There she learned the marriage of images and storytelling, as well as made connections with artists all over the world. Though Lilly has taught art and craft classes for several years, she's a relative newcomer to CFAC in 2016. Lilly has lived in Louisville for a majority of her life, other than her travels through Australia and Japan. She works on a twice-weekly updated web-comic, Hollow ( and lives in Old Louisville with her two cats, Peanut and Noodle. (Together they make Pad Thai.)

What do you hope your students take away from your class?

Digital Illustration takes the physical skills and experience of traditional mediums and combines them with modern tools. Students will get to discover the overlap of digital and traditional tools, and marry the two skill-sets together.

What is your favorite thing to teach and why?

My personal favorite thing to teach is Illustration History, which we cover in this class. The history of Illustration stretches all the way back to cave paintings and Egyptian scrolls, and there's a great deal of illustration used in Victorian Narrative Paintings as well. It's neat to lad the class in a discussion about these parallels.