Cree

  It’s here! My new book Cree. The official book launch was at Waterstones Durham on Friday 5th October with a mini-launch at Lakes International Comic Art Festival (Kendal) 10am till 5pm on Saturday 13th October in the Page 45 room in the clocktower. There is a limited edition set of 6 postcards to collect for readers who are quick off the mark. Commissioned by New Writing North and Durham Book Festival, this is the first time this organisation has commissioned graphic work, so it’s a real honour and it’s a beautiful book – colourful, an exercise in asymmetry, a…

BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour live drawing

  I’m lucky enough to have been invited on to Woman’s Hour twice. The first time, in October 2015 I was interviewed by the lovely Jenni Murray about Becoming/Unbecoming. Jenni put me totally at ease, even though I was so nervous I thought I’d forgotten how to speak! The second time in November 2015, I drew along with the studio conversation. The drawings were then tweeted by BBC radio 4 crew. I had been asked to make drawings in response to a studio discussion about what people looked like as part of a feature called Mirror Mirror. However, on the day…

On Sanity: A Book, a zine, a project.

It’s been a few years since I’ve worked as an artist with groups of people that funding bodies like to refer to as ‘communities’ and it was such a pleasure to return to this kind of work after so many years of isolation in the shed, while working on my book Becoming/Unbecoming and also on my PhD, which I’m supposed to be writing up (sigh!). I’d applied to the arts council with a vague feeling that my application would probably be unsuccessful so I was actually quite surprised to get the money to do the project, but extremely pleased to…

Becoming/Unbecoming

My name is Una. Meaning one, one life, one of many. What can I tell you about myself? Well, I once learned to play Mull of Kintyre on the guitar. Other kids teased me but I genuinely thought it was a nice song.