I’ll have zines and comics for sale. The online event is on from 4 – 30 September 2021 – I will post up more information on the digital event – but below is an old photo of my table at another comic fest.
32 page colour zine with illustrations and text and available here. Dix Pix looks at the queer male/trans/non-binary body and why it is common for people to send naked pictures via dating apps. The zine takes an experimental approach in its visual style and tackles themes of masculinity, queerness, solitude and the body.
Dix Pix features illustrations of dick pics that were sent to me over the gay dating app Grindr. Along with the images there are text messages and exchanges that also occurred over the app.
Gay dating and hookup apps such as Grindr have changed the way gay people communicate when looking for a partner. Face to face communication is not the first port of call. When using Grindr it’s very common to receive unsolicited pictures of naked people with penises or dick pics as they are also known. In Dix Pix I examine the need for the male (and other genders who have a penis) body to be exposed in order to gather attention through dating apps.
A large destructive cat is hurtling towards planet earth. If it hits, the cat will surely destroy the planet and all the people who live on it.
NeuroQueer Cat Apocalypse is a comic with a difference. You are asked 10 questions throughout the zine. You need to answer the questions from an autistic and queer perspective in order to survive. Answer correctly the planet is saved. Answer incorrectly and we all die.
NeuroQueer Cat Apocalypse combines humour, comic books and provocative questions to ask questions on autistic identity and the place of the autistic person in society. Each page features illustration and text, presenting an autistic and perspective on life.
The zine comes with a badge of a cat. The badge is in colour and zine is in black and white.
The zine can be bought from here and more info is below –
Jomo is a mini comic zine that features illustration and poetry.
It is 8 pages in length and tells a story about friendship and support networks.
The mini-zines takes a queer perspective and looks at mental health and the “fear of missing out” in a new and exciting way. Jomo – Joy of Missing Out is a small and passionate story.
The Zine can be bought from here and more info is below-
8 page black and white mini-comic book zine. Victor/Victoria tells an autobiographical comic book story of dealing with personal psychosis and receiving help in unlikely places.
The visuals are a co
mic book and the text is poetry – combining to make a comic book poem in a mini-zine.
It is available to buy here and more info is below- Coming Out Autistic is a queer comic book zine that features interviews with a variety of LGBTQ+ people. Each person is autistic and this comic tells their coming out stories. The stories are not how they come out as queer, but how they come out as autistic. Parallels with common ‘coming out as gay’ stories are drawn and differences are also highlighted. The zine includes interviews, illustrations and comic book pages.
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.
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