I wrote something for those wonderful folks at CALM on male role models, mentoring and teaching.
Read the article here.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably which tries to prevent male suicide in the UK – the biggest killer among men aged 18 – 34.
Chance UK (whom I volunteer for) for are a charity working with children aged 5 – 11 with behavioural difficulties, in order to stop them developing damaging behaviour in later life.
If you’re a boy aged 12 – 17 I’ve not left you out deliberately. Maybe you’ll like one of my stories.
I’m doing a ten minute talk on Time Travel at MVMNT cafe in Greenwich on Wednesday 6 Feb. Come along. There’s poetry and other nonsense from people like Dan Simpson, Josh Siegel and more. Come along, it’ll be fun.
Here are the rest of the details for the event
Curious Makers who very kindly let me sell my tat and do my talk on Time Travel before Christmas have written a little something on the new Lazy Gramophone project Time.
Take a look here. I’d also advise you to have a look further down at the other stuff especially Jerome Flinders’ work.
Lazy Gramophone’s latest big collaborative project; Time is nearly here. My story ‘Optimistic’ for the section on adolescence is illustrated by Lee Holland. The book also includes work from Jo Tedds, Sam Rawlings, Diego Mallo, Matt Black, Mina Milk, Rupert Munck and so many more. Time will be released just 100 days from now.
Click here to see a countdown to the book’s release.
Come down to get your stocking fillers today. I will be doing a talk on Time Travel at 2pm and selling all sorts of goodies including my handmade booklets full of words and pictures.
Something awesome that I have been working on with the wonderful Stephen Ong.
Watch this space…
I’m doing a short talk on time travel at Caipirinha in Archway tonight about 8.30 – 9. Here’s the link
If you can’t make that I’ll be doing the talk again along with some poetry in Greenwich at MVMNT café on 21 November. Here’s the link to that one
Not only am I going to be on the Lazy Gramophone stall at Bookface in Reading on Sunday but I am also going to do a short talk on time travel for anyone that wants to come along. A host of handmade books, zines and arty whatnots as well as some poetry. Come along – last one I went to was lots of fun.
To celebrate 50 years of Spider-man this month here’s a little something from my comic. Click on the thumbnail or look in the ‘Sketches‘ tab for the full size image.
I never usually colour things in but thought I’d get the crayons out for a change. More sketches here and here.
I can’t believe no one has used the ventriloquist idea before – if you see anyone using it you know you saw it here first folks!
My rambling about Eminem’s nonsensical lyrics has been published on the CALMzone site. Have a read here if you like.
CALMzone are great, they support vulnerable men under 35 (who are at the greatest risk statistically of suicide) and generally challenge what it is to be a man. Helping to move people away from outdated stereotypes of masculinity and encouraging people to be themselves and enjoy it rather than worrying about what people think, they also provide a forum for honesty and creativity. (I’ve written for them before – here.)
Have flick through their site when you have a moment. Good stuff.