Letters We Leave Behind
22 – 23 May – PAISLEY
12pm – 4pm
How To Make Friends as an Adult is a 28 page fully illustrated zine that presents the different steps a person can undertake to make friends as an adult. The zine uses humour to present a story of mental health, acceptance and queer culture.
Each page presents an illustration and an idea. At times the zine is tongue in cheek and it fully presents a true and emotional experience. The story looks at mental health, autism and queerness and presents an exciting and personal story.
Uncomfortable Sex With Total Strangers is a personal zine that looks at sex when you live with autism. It features illustrations, short stories, comics and a performance script that you can act out.
Uncomfortable Sex With Total Strangers takes a queer perspective on autism and sex and looks at what makes sex and sexuality special, different and frustrating when you are neuro-divergent. The story is personal, original and exciting. The performance aspect gives the reader a deep insight into the topics covered.
– Full Colour Zine
– Printed on quality paper
– Short Stories
– Performance Script
Interview ABC is a 32 comic book zine that looks at mental health from an experimental and investigative perspective.
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.
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
I will be presenting Letters We leave Behind at Dundee Rep as part of the Rep Stripped Festival on Saturday April 29 2019 from 12:00 – 19:00. The performance is part of a open festival of experimental new work. This will be a new and expanded version of the show.
Letters We Leave Behind is an interactive and transgressive performance designed for adults with autism. The show uses puppets and a series of hand written letters to tell an intimate and personal story.