New Zine – Dix Pix

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.

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Designed and hand made by Steven Fraser.

New Zine – NeuroQueer Cat Apocalypse

28 page black and white comic book zine + a cat badge 38mm (1.5inches)

The Zine + Badge can be bought here.

A large destructive cat is hurtling towards planet earth. If it hits, the cat will surely destroy the planet and all the people who live on it.

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.

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New Mini-Zine – Jomo – Joy of Missing Out

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 –

Jomo 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.

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New Zine – Coming Out Autistic

I have a new 44 page colour comic book zine called Coming Out Autistic.
It is available here and more info is below-
Coming Out Autistic is a queer comic book zine that features interviews with a variety of LGBTQ+ people. Each person is autistic and this comic tells their coming out stories. The stories are not how they come out as queer, but how they come out as autistic. Parallels with common ‘coming out as gay’ stories are drawn and differences are also highlighted. The zine includes interviews, illustrations and comic book pages.

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New Zine – Misremembering Sarah Kane

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 –
Full colour
40 pages
Staple bound
and Awesome

You can buy the zine here –

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/709565236/misremembering-sarah-kane-through-my-own?ref=shop_home_active_1

 

 

Northwest zine fest – July 28

Northwest zine fest
People’s History Museum Manchester
Sunday 28 July 2019 (11am – 4pm)

I’ll be selling zines in Manchester on 28 July at NorthWest Zine Fest. I might even have a new one for sale. More info on this later!

Location
People’s History Museum
New Ct St,
Manchester
M3 3ER

New Zine – How To Make Friends as an Adult

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.

How To Make Friends as an Adult can be bought from here

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.

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