Monday 18 October 2021, 7-8.30 pm (UK Time: BST)
Our special event this month is
DRAWN OUT: PANDEMIC COMICS LIVE READING
Hosted by Rachael House and featuring 6 guests:
Robert Bidder, Holly Casio, Jess Hannar, Monique Jackson,
Natasha Natarajan and Candice Purwin
PLUS WE WILL ALSO BE ANNOUNCING THE 2021 LDC AWARDS SHORTLIST!
Rob Bidder is an artist who has worked in different mediums including video, performance, drawing, music and puppetry, but in the last few years has mostly been making comics. He made the weekly comic Body Squabbles for Wellcome Collection for 3 years, a series about emotions, the body and human interaction.
Instagram – @robbidder
Holly Casio makes queer zines and diy comics about pop culture, being fat, class, ocd, and Bruce Springsteen.
instagram – @hollycasio
Jess Hannar makes memoir and diary comics, with a special interest in physical & mental health. She studied Philosophy at KCL but became ill with M.E./CFS a few months after graduating & she has been ill ever since. She published her first book of diary comics about life in lockdown in December 2020 and since then her comics have been exhibited in North London and can be found in the Museum of London library. She lives in Hackney.
Instagram – @bookcoverdrawing
Monique Jackson is an Artist and Long Covid Advocate.
Monique is the creator of The Still Ill Corona Diary which documents her journey with experiencing Long Covid through an online graphic journal.
Instgram – _coronadiary
Natasha Natarajan is a British-Indian creative running a freelance business under the name Chikaboo Designs. You can find her around London working on commissions, delivering children’s art workshops, managing other artists and self-publishing zines. Since 2016 she has been writing an autobiographical comic strip ‘FML Comics’ exploring her most personal and political experiences. In February ‘FML Comics: Collected 2016-2020’ was published by Good Comics and this summer her work was exhibited at The Cartoon Museum.
Instagram – @fml.comics
Rachael House is a UK artist who makes events, objects, performance, drawings and zines. Events have been curtailed over the past year, and drawing has taken centre stage, with her first book, Resistance Sustenance Protection, published in May 2021.
Instagram – @rachaellhouse
Candice Purwin is an illustrator, writer and animator living and working in Edinburgh. Her first book, Idle Women on the Water, came out in the autumn of 2020.
Instagram – @goblin_purwin