RE: the Riot Grrrl project - as someone has very fairly pointed out, the handful of bands I chose to represent in that promo image I drew is not a fair representation of Riot Grrrl, especially not in terms of racial diversity. I was thinking about that while drawing it, and I want this project to be about as many aspects from diverse voices, including room for critique of the movement and the perception of Riot Grrrl as this movement that only depicts the same five middle-class white girls. I’m not so familiar with the UK side of Riot Grrrl and was focusing a lot on the American scene, and should’ve really done some more research before impatiently lobbing up the first thing I drew without thinking. I will do better from here on.
I want to make this a good, inclusive book, and that is my priority in making it.
New Project Announcement - Riot Grrrl Anthology!
I’m very proud to announce that I am working on a new collaborative book together with a group of some very talented people – it’s planned to be out in time for Thought Bubble in mid-November. Some of you will be thrilled to hear that it’s going to be a full-colour anthology about and inspired by Riot Grrrl!
I’m hoping to put together a book that celebrates, examines and critiques…
Metroland Issue One - Avery Hill Publishing
I’m really proud to talk about issue one of ongoing series Metroland, written by Ricky Miller and drawn by myself. Metroland will be published through Avery Hill Publishing, who are a wonderful boutique publisher of the beautiful, intelligent, and bizarre. Browse their website here– I can highly recommend their anthology Reads, as well as the upcoming collection of melancholy minimalist comics…
VICE UK - Interview With The Silk Road’s Biggest Drug Lords
This set of three-panel comics was commissioned by VICE UK to illustrate a really great article – journalist Jake Hanrahan travels to an undisclosed location in Europe to interview Ace, one of the main drug lords active on the Silk Road (the black market part of the internet). You can read the article here!