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
Leeds Central Library
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.
Available on my Etsy store.
The zine is based on the short film Dix Pix.
Designed and hand made by Steven Fraser.
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.
Designed and hand made by Steven Fraser.
Note this zine is not for kids.
Another new mini -zine. This one is called Jomo-Joy of Missing Out.
The zine can be bought from here and more info is below –
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.
I have a new mini zine called Victor/Victoria.
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.
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.
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.