William Goldsmith is an illustrator and writer based in Glasgow.

His work has appeared in a range of publications and exhibitions, both in the UK and overseas.

Published by Jonathan Cape, his books include “The Bind” and “Vignettes of Ystov”, which was nominated for a Newton First Book Award.

He was awarded a residency in Brussels with literary house Pasa Porta, and was included in Canongate’s list of Top 40 Future Storytellers.

He is currently working on his third book.


103 South Block
60 Osborne Street
Glasgow G1 5QH

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Selected clients

  • Art Review
  • Assemble
  • Anorak Magazine
  • Belle and Sebastian
  • Blink Industries
  • Fortean Times
  • The Goethe Institut
  • It's Nice That
  • Jonathan Cape
  • Pasa Porta
  • Reader's Digest
  • Royal Opera House
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • Spirou
  • The Independent
  • U Studio
  • Varoom! magazine
  • Vintage Books

Selected exhibitions

  • Prints Charming

    Hamilton House, Bristol, 2016

  • William Goldsmith: Drawings and Comics

    Hereford College of Arts, Hereford, 2015

  • Wanderings

    The Brick Lane Gallery, London, 2014

  • Nostalgia and Progress

    Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds, 2014

  • The Art of The Comic Strip

    The Belgian Comic Strip Centre, Brussels, 2013

  • Pick Me Up Selects

    Somerset House, London, 2013

  • Hazy Maze Cave

    Analogue, Edinburgh, 2012

  • KomMissia

    Vinzavod Gallery, Moscow, 2011

  • The Diary of Oscar Kirk

    Museum of London Docklands, London, 2010

  • That's Novel

    London Print Studio, London, 2010