Born in Portsmouth England, and migrated as a child with his family in the mid 1960’s to Québec where he grew up.
In 1989, he moved to Vancouver, where he worked as writer illustrator for Fantagraphics, a story board artist for the animated series Ed, Edd n Eddy, and a character designer for another animated series Artie The Ant.
In spring 1999 he created with Robert Dayton The Drippy Gazette, a monthly two colour newspaper which in addition to “Drippy” a humanized raindrop, featured cartoons from other Vancouver artists. It ran for twelve issues. Out of this effort came Drippy Comics, which was supported by a grant from Xeric Foundation in 2000. It was also an anthology which featured “Drippy” and the works of other Vancouver artists like Colin Upton and Jason Turner, two artists associated with Cloudscape Comic Society. Julian also participated in Cloudscape’s anthology Epic Canadiana volume 2, with the humorous story “Giddy Hap and the Referendumdum.”
In 2007, he contributed art work to The Magical Life Of Long Tack Sam written by Ann Marie Fleming. It won a 2008 Doug Wright Best Book Award He also participated in the National Film Board animated adaption
In 2014, He modified his “Drippy” character to create the trilogy The Adventures of Drippy The Newsboy which is loosely based on the three novels of Stephen Crane which have similar names.
He currently  is a Senior Lecturer in the Comics & Graphic Novels, Honours B.A. program at Teesside University, Middleborough England.
Content novel & Cover book front:
The Adventures of Drippy The Newsboy: Drippy’s Mama. Conundrum Press, 2015.
The Adventures of Drippy The Newsboy: The Dripping Boat. Conundrum Press, 2020.
The Adventures of Drippy The Newsboy: The Red Drip Of Courage. Conundrum Press, 2015.
BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
Epic Canadiana, v.2. Ed., Bevan Thomas. Cloudscape Comics Society, Oct. 2015: “Giddy Hap and the Referendumdum”: 159-162.
The Adventures of Drippy The Newsboy: Drippy’s Mama. Conundrum Press, 2015: Back cover.
The Adventures of Drippy The Newsboy: The Dripping Boat. Conundrum Press, 2020: Back page.
“Julian Lawrence.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Lawrence. Accessed 1, February 2020.