A drawing of Maurice from Northern Exposure and the outfit I wore when making it. This should become a meme you guys.
This is what a graphic novel looks like when you’re me and you’re doing what you’ve never done before. I started with a red pinwheel because it felt reassuring. That’s a legitimate reason when you’re terrified, I’ve decided.
The graphic novel is finished now. A lot bigger, less red. But I still like this picture of a pinwheel, reflecting the eventual spiral binding and how the story we’re telling does not have a beginning, middle and end — it goes round in circles, you never have to stop. You can just read and read forever.
Cover for one story in the Drastic Productions graphic novel, illustrated by me, published by Tangent Books this fall.
Putting the finishing touches on my graphic novel for Drastic Productions. Photo by Anna Higgie.
Extracts from the latest chapter of Swallow, in which our principal character, Freda, has finally befriended some Frenchies, but is disappointed to discover they are not up for deconstructing Proust and other literature on a Friday night, but instead want to have a nice time.
This “internet performance” (awkward conversation) was later made into a live performance.
Extracts from Swallow, the coming-of-age story of a twenty-something American living in Paris whose spirit animal is social networking. It starts out she wakes up hungover having accidentally eaten her smartphone at a party.
Poetry set recorded by Melanie Flash at The Wandering Word stage of Shambala Festival. Original poems about dads, cake, kinesiology, high school, Jimmy Fallon and more.
London Olympics 2012 was originally created for Solipsistic Pop Volume 5. Based on real interviews.
Record cover for The Jester by Alabaster Deplume and Daniel Inzani, a piece of music and an occasion for a multidisciplinary performance and art exhibition in Bristol, 2013.
"Just because you can laugh doesn’t mean you can’t tell the truth. Truth is often the jester."
Initial sketches for Poetry Pulpit anthology cover, a collection of spoken word poems by Anna Freeman, Vanessa Kisuule, Sally Jenkinson, Jeremy Toombs, Wilf Merttens, Laurie Bolger, Al Cummins and many more of my personal favourites.
Here is the list being recited in front of an audience in Sheffield, end of 2012.
Pamphlet of poems and cartoons, Nobody’s Uncle, first published in 2012. A few copies remain. If you would like to purchase one for £5 GBP please email liz [dot] online [at] gmail.com
Handcut concert programme for Pascal Makonese at Antwerp Mansion in Manchester, UK. Improvised ink wash from cigarette butts and English tea.