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.

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.

New Short Film ‘Prosopagnosia’

For the past few months I have been working on a new short animated documentary with the Scottish Documentary Institute. The title is Prosopagnosia and will have its Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this weekend. The trailer is below along with a synopsis.

Synopsis – Prosopagnosia is a story of identity that uses expressive animation to investigate intimacy, communication and memory.

Prosopagnosia is face-blindness and as a means of understanding this neurodiverse behaviour, the contents of a memory box are explored. Sketchbooks, photographs and diaries are intricately unraveled to tell a unique and personal story.

Private Plays on Mainspring Arts

I have created 3 new online Private Plays for Mainspring Arts.
http://www.mainspringarts.org.uk/private-plays

The first one launched on 26 October and is called Faces.

The next two follow on 2 November and 9 November respectively.
They can be read here on the above dates.

Some extra info on the project can be read below, but please visit the Mainspring Private Plays website for full info and details –

Private Plays are intimate performance encounters that take place in unusual settings. These three exciting new plays have been created exclusively for Mainspring Arts by writer, artist and animator Steven Fraser, who is also founder of Do It Theatre.

Private Plays are designed specially for autistic people – although you don’t need to be autistic to read and enjoy them. These three plays – Faces, Touch and Talking – all take place in your home.