I've got a brand new two-colour riso printed postcard based on my design for the last issue of Shape and Situate zine. These were printed by the lovely folks at Footprint Worker's Co-op in Leeds.
They will be available first to people who attend the London Radical Bookfair and Alternative Press Takeover at the Bishopsgate Institute on the 10th of May. Now available to buy online.
Saturday, 19 April 2014
Monday, 10 March 2014
Audrey, my partner's mum, taught me how to knit just over 10 years ago. She showed me the basic knit and purl and then spent the weekend monitoring my progress and correcting my many mistakes. She sent me back home with a couple of balls of beautiful Icelandic wool that were too itchy for her. I think I ended up making a scarf from them (the only thing I could manage for the first few years of knitting) that was also too itchy for me.
Friday, 28 February 2014
My first zine in many years is finished. Well, really this is half comic book, half zine. I posted the introduction back in November, which other than a few minor changes and the addition of color, is still the same. This first issue is based on oral history I did with my Grandma about 5 years ago. She died last year so it really was time to put the words she shared with me to use.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Because in real life, romance doesn't always triumph. Because just being in a relationship isn't the key to happiness. And because sometimes, the worst choice you can make for yourself is the one everyone else thinks is right. Inspired by this Belle and Sebastian song, I present to you:
Monday, 30 December 2013
Sunday, 1 December 2013
So happy to have contributed another poster to the fantastic Shape and Situate zine - now on it's fifth issue! This time it was a collaborative effort with radical feminist historian Lady Stardust. About six months ago, I read her essay Burning Women: The European Witch Hunts, Enclosure and the Rise of Capitalism and was completely blown away. I immediately knew I wanted to make a poster about it. Of course, I have a well established love of Medieval art, as demonstrated here and here.
Monday, 25 November 2013
I've started the epic task of uncovering the hidden life story of my Uncle Tim. For now, I thought I'd share the introduction to show what an important and exciting project this is for me.
Friday, 8 November 2013
I made this little comic for a friend who is putting together a zine about PMT/PMS. It's been put on hold as she's got lots of other stuff going on so I thought I'd share it. You can see the actual zine layout is at the bottom. I'm planning to work on more short comics for my own amusement. Hopefully this is the first of many.
Friday, 27 September 2013
Every day on my ride to work, I witness people on paid 'street art' tours around Shoreditch. The tour guides are inevitably highlighting the work of famous (white male) street artists. As a result, I've increasingly turned toward making more art directly for the people I know and love rather than sticking it up on random walls. This 40th birthday book for my partner is an example of what I mean.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
This Saturday, I'm participating in a group exhibition about feminist graphic artists as well as giving a talk about my art at The Feminist Library. The title of the exhibition is 'I call myself a feminist because...' and there will be a zine making workshop, talks about things like Jewish women's comics, films and food.