Weirdo Zine Fest Leeds – 1 February 2020

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

Location
Leeds Central Library
Calverley St,
Leeds
LS1 3AB

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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Video and images from Rep Stripped at Dundee Rep

Back in May 2019 I took part in the Rep Stripped Festival in Dundee. The event was in the Dundee Rep Theatre and I presented Letter We Leave Behind in the workshop room.

The production made me think about the use of space and how existing locations make an impact on the way I present my work. The Rep Stripped Festival was several months ago and soon after I presented Letters We Leave Behind in Paisley. This was in a totally different location and I will present videos, images and thoughts on this later.

I think Private Plays in the future will be different. More minimal. Smaller. Intimate and alive.

Video from Rep Stripped – Dundee Rep – May 2019

Images from Rep Stripped – Dundee Rep – May 2019

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Be My Friend, Please – Mini Zine

This mini-zine is a performance in a zine that looks at loneliness when you are autistic. The story tackles friendship and asking for help. The zine itself features illustrations and instructions on how and where to act out the story (but as with the other performances in the mini-zine series, you can do it wherever you please).

Be My Friend, Please is available at – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/532370792/be-my-friend-please?ref=shop_home_active_16

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