I have a new zine for sale!
Misremembering Sarah Kane Through My Own Suicide Attempts is a comic book zine about my own experiences with mental health, suicide and self harm. The zine features text, essays and comics. It is an abstract retelling of how I confuse my memories with my experiences of watching and reading plays by the cult 1990’s playwright Sarah Kane. I use comic books as a means to discuss being a suicide survivor and how this can affect memory and personal experiences.
Sarah Kane (3 February 1971 – 20 February 1999) was an English playwright who is known for her plays that deal with themes of redemptive love, sexual desire, pain, torture—both physical and psychological—and death.
The zine is –
You can buy the zine here –
I have a shop on Etsy to sell some of my zines.
In total there are 11 zines on there, including comics, performance zines, min-zines, perzines and illustration zines.
The shop can be seen here.
I’ve recently created a new short animated documentary called Dix Pix.
It looks at queer identity, loneliness and vulnerability.
I am currently submitting the film to film festivals and plan to fully release it online soon.
Information on Dix Pix can be found here.
Addicted To Loneliness is a zine about living with autism.
It features Polaroid pictures taken over a year long period along with diary entries, essays and short stories. Each story and diary entry presents a queer perspective on autism and sexuality and the Polaroids show a candid and experimental approach to photography.
Addicted To Loneliness is personal, exciting and presents an original perspective on autism and loneliness. This zine is personal and honest and is a limited edition product of only 40 copies.
The zine can be bought from here
– Full colour
– 32 pages
– Limited edition of 40 copies
– Printed on high quality paper
– Polaroid Photographs
– Short stories, diary entries and essays
Interview ABC is a 32 comic book zine that looks at mental health from an experimental and investigative perspective.
Interview ABC can be bought from here
It follows an unnamed character who starts work at a radio station. He finds some old cassettes tapes that feature a series of interviews. The character listens to the tapes and realizes he is hearing interviews from an abandoned radio documentary on mental health. The character draws parallels with their own life and looks to learn from the tapes and express selfcare. The story draws on my own experiences with mental health
Interview ABC uses evocative imagery and powerful language to tell a personal and exciting story.
The comic is A5 in size and in full colour.
Uncomfortable Sex With Total Strangers is a personal zine that looks at sex when you live with autism. It features illustrations, short stories, comics and a performance script that you can act out.
Uncomfortable Sex With Total Strangers can be bought from here
Uncomfortable Sex With Total Strangers takes a queer perspective on autism and sex and looks at what makes sex and sexuality special, different and frustrating when you are neuro-divergent. The story is personal, original and exciting. The performance aspect gives the reader a deep insight into the topics covered.
– Full Colour Zine
– Printed on quality paper
– Short Stories
– Performance Script
How To Make Friends as an Adult is a 28 page fully illustrated zine that presents the different steps a person can undertake to make friends as an adult. The zine uses humour to present a story of mental health, acceptance and queer culture.
How To Make Friends as an Adult can be bought from here
Each page presents an illustration and an idea. At times the zine is tongue in cheek and it fully presents a true and emotional experience. The story looks at mental health, autism and queerness and presents an exciting and personal story.
After a successful showing at Dundee Rep for the Rep Stripped festival, Letters We Leave Behind will be presented in Paisley at a new pop-up arts space. Dates, times and details below –
LETTERS WE LEAVE BEHIND
22 – 23 MAY – PAISLEY
12PM – 4PM
Letters We Leave Behind
is an interactive and transgressive performance designed for adults with autism. The show uses puppets and a series of hand written letters to tell an intimate and personal story.
POP! Old Post Office
Unit 34 – 36 Piazza Shopping Centre
15 Central Road
What It Feels Like my short animated documentary on voice hearing has been screening at several international festivals. It recently had its Scottish premiere at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.
Here is a link to the What It Feels Like website. There is info on the film and screenings.
After a bit of a break I am presenting a new Zine Performance as part of the Sprint Festival at Camden People’s Theatre.This is part of my work with Do It Theatre.
The performance is called Delay and is in a zine which will be available to purchase at Camden People’s Theatre from Monday 5 March to Saturday 24 March. The Zines are only £2 and tell a queer love story that takes place in the bar of Camden People’s Theatre.
More images and info soon.