Awkward Silence – New Comic

Awkward Silence is a personal comic book that looks at quietness and solitude in a loud world. The story follows the creator as they look at how loudness and quietness has affected them and changed how they communicate with other people and their environment. Being mute and not being able to speak has many implications and these are delicately presented in this intimate and experimental comic book memoir.

Awkward Silence is personal and expressive and will connect with readers who love zines, comics and outsider art.
Each copy is unique. The cover features hand stitching, where each individual copy has been sewn and hand bound.

Awkward Silence will appeal to people who like zines, perzines, queer zines and comics, graphic memoirs and graphic medicine comics.

  • 32 pages
  • Black and white (mostly)
  • Hand bound and stapled
  • Made with love and honesty.

The comic can be bought here

Or a PDF can be downloaded below for free.

Zines Saved My Life – New Comic

Zines Saved My Life is a 28-page comic book about zines. It explores mental health in a visual and exciting method that shows how important zines, art and communication are. The comic is personal and intimate and follows the comic creator as they look at what zines and DIY art means to them. It is mainly in black and white, but also uses bursts of colour to fully expression the emotion and themes. Zines Saved My Life is personal and expressive and will connect with readers who love zines, comics and outsider art. 
Zines Saved My Life will appeal to people who like zines, perzines, queer zines and comics, graphic memoirs and graphic medicine comics. 

28 pages
Black and white (mostly)
Hand bound and stapled
Made with love and honesty

The comic can be bought here

Or a PDF can be downloaded below for free.

Conversations with my Imaginary Friends – Work in Progress

I have been working on a new comic that is almost complete. It’s more of a self published perzine though as it features lots of text along with comic book pages.

The title is Conversations with my Imaginary Friends and looks at voice hearing and learning to live with mental health behaviours that can impact your life.

Conversations with my Imaginary Friends is a detailed look at coping mechanisms when you live with voice hearing. Schizophrenia is a commonly misinterpreted behaviour and one that affects many people in different ways. In Conversations with my Imaginary Friends I explore my coping mechanism of writing down what the voices in my head say. The comic includes the letters and words and also shows how the intrusion of voice hearing can be mitigated in a personal and intimate way.

Fanzineist Vienna Art Book and Zine Fair – Online Edition

I am taking part in Fanzineist Vienna Art Book & Zine Fair – Online Edition

I have my own page on the website with some info on my zines and comics – https://fanzineist.com/exhibition-2021/steven-fraser-do-it-theatre/

There is also a virtual exhibition at the festival with artwork and information on exhibitors. I am in Hall 5- https://fanzineist.com/ve-hall5/

Zine/Comic/Poetry – How To Deal With Rejection – Issue 2

How To Deal With Rejection  is a new Zine/Comic/Poetry series and a scruched up ball of paper with a badge. There will new issues every few months. How To Deal With Rejection – Issue 2 is available now. More information on the zine is below.

This is a comic zine that deals with the topic of rejection in an interesting and different way.
The zine is a scrunched up ball of paper. On one side is a comic, on the other is a poem.
The zine covers themes of rejection and is scrunched up into a ball to reflect this. The ball is unfurled and the zine can be read.
Each issue comes with a Smile – Pin Badge Button (38mm (1.5inches) in size).
This is issue 2 of an ongoing series.

Zine/Comic/Poetry – How To Deal With Rejection – Issue 1

How To Deal With Rejection  is a new Zine/Comic/Poetry series and a scruched up ball of paper with a badge. There will new issues every few months. How To Deal With Rejection – Issue 1 is available now. More information on the zine is below.

This is a comic zine that deals with the topic of rejection in an interesting and different way.
The zine is a scrunched up ball of paper. On one side is a comic, on the other is a poem.
The zine covers themes of rejection and is scrunched up into a ball to reflect this. The ball is unfurled and the zine can be read.
Each issue comes with a You Have Anxiety – Pin Badge Button (38mm (1.5inches) in size).
This is issue 1 of an ongoing series.

Weirdo Zine Fest Leeds – 1 February 2020

I will be in Leeds on 1 February 2020 for my first Zine Fest of the year.
Weirdo Zine Fest London was cancelled last year so I am glad that I am taking part in the Leeds version! Zines and badges will be on sale. The event takes place at Leeds Central Library from 12pm – 4pm. Info below

Location
Leeds Central Library
Calverley St,
Leeds
LS1 3AB