Originally hailing from New York, but now an adopted Melburnian, Lily McDonnell is known for gorgeous, Art Nouveau-inspired works under her My Beautiful Monsters brand. With work including comic book covers, concept art, toy design and recently comic book sequentials, Lily is a master of the graceful form. Her art can be found in the official Marvel Tarot Deck and Guidebook, Critical Role’s Candela Obscura, Frew Publications’ The Phantom and more, as well as working on costume design for Warner Bros’ 2021 Mortal Kombat movie. Make sure to find Lily at Metro City and pick up some of her amazing work, including the convention exclusive, limited edition Marvel Tarot Deck!

Come and meet Lily McDonnell at Metro Comic Con – 13th & 14th July, Melbourne 2024.

  • DOWN UNDER DRINK & DRAW Art Collectors Event **

At the Down Under Drink and Draw on Saturday evening 13th July, you’ll be able to have a drink and watch Lily sketch some amazing art and then have a chance to bid on her finished work. ** Specialty ticket required.

Contact Lily directly for commission enquiries. Email:

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Lily McDonnell

Lily is a Melbourne-based artist originally from New York trained in graphic design and illustration.She specializes in richly ornamented Art Nouveau-inspired art works, combining her passion for the elegant art styles of the past with modern pop culture.

Lily is know across the internet under the name My Beautiful Monsters. Her work includes comics,book covers, toy design, concept art, and private commissions. She has also recently dipped her toe into comic book sequential art and is excited to explore more.

In 2023, she illustrated all 78 unique cards of the officialMarvel Tarot Deck and Guidebook featuring many much-loved Marvel characters.

She was also proud to contribute the character class cards for Critical Role’s new occult art nouveau-styled RPG Candela Obscura.

Other notable projects include cover and poster art forThe Phantom from Frew Publications and the costume design for the 2021Mortal Kombat movie from Warner Bros.

The convention exclusive limited edition signed Marvel tarot deck with print bundle will be available to be purchased from her directly.


Down Under Drink & Draw


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