Comic and Zine Fair Application

Beatriz Leonardo

Beatriz Leonardo

Falling from a faraway meteor into this Earth, a small girl attempts to reproduce her memories of space aliens and masked creatures using simple black lines. Get ready to get lost in a world of circles and squares, where all that is ephemeral is forever. My weapon of choice is Indian ink and brush!

Recommended Graphic Novel: Habibi – Craig Thompson

Curtis Golden

Curtis Golden

I am an Illustrator, Painter and Graphic Artist. My influences include Tracey Emin, Wolfgang Tillmans and Jenny Holzer. In my work I have focused on the political themes that saturate our everyday lives, using a single line in each drawing. I draw Trump. I draw drag queens. I draw anonymous Craigslist adverts.I transform these drawings into physical sculptures through Laser cutting, using appropriated images to create zines that collage with my continuous line drawings. Weapon = Pen

Recommend Zine: The Mancunian Way

Feronia Parker-Thomas

Feronia Parker-Thomas

My main interests are politics, animals and science fiction. I like re-telling folk tales to make them relevant to contemporary audiences. My weapon of choice is a pencil.

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Orla Joan Handley

Orla Joan Handley

I usually animate things for TV, and sometimes write. I’m currently attempting to explore relationships and responsibility, colours and shapes, and still have a sense of humour. My weapon of choice is my Black Fineliner

Recommended Mag: Ladybeard

Greta Makarskaite

Greta Makarskaite

I’m a foodie and I illustrate what I eat. Food such as spinach, pineapples and raspberries are a part of my visual recipe. I work with colour and also black & white. For the illustrations I mainly use pen and ink (black or colour). I have produced an illustrated Vegan cookbook with recipes and tips, and reproduced my vegetable/fruit patterns with screen printing on tote bags. My weapon of choice is a pen.

Recommended Zine: Salt & Wood Zine

Alastair Myers

Alastair Myers

The faded memory of a schools’ championship cross country medal found in the bottom of a draw after my father’s passing 24 years ago? A need for escape? Whatever the reason, running has become the experience that sustains me, that gives me purpose, that offers answers, and running is, for me, a source of creativity, of understanding, of therapy, a way to both run full tilt at some problems, and to escape from others. My work is looking at documentation and visual exploration of the running. I possess a strong belief that the creative process and running are closely linked. My weapon of choice is digital.

‘Running, like literature, like art, helps you to remember and re-experience some of the impossible strangeness of what it means to be who and what we are, of what it means to be human.’ (Gregan-Reid,’Footnotes’. V. 2016 p.149)

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