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.
Zines Saved My Lifeis 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
What it Feels Like was a winner in the Self Determination Category.
Meanwhile Dix Pix won in the Free Form Category. Dix Pix had previously been nominated and shortlisted for awards at several film festivals, but this is the first win. This is sixth award that What it Feels Like has picked up and I am so pleased that both films are still screening several years after they were completed.