Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The Pencil Beneath The Ink

So - a new book fair is imminent.
The city of Norwich is ahead; familiar nooks and crannies and favoured places already in my head from past visits. An idea of Norwich made from these ephemeralities is held between my ears, sketched in before the reality of the solid cobbles beneath my feet and the wide Norfolk skies above my head.
Expectation and anticipation.
The pencil beneath the ink.

Past Lives, Past Lines 4

And this is Word World 2a word for every letter of the alphabet.

These two pieces - from 2006 - are absolute cornerstones to my interests, directions and agenda with what have been 28 issues to date. Playfulness, exploration, flying when I feel like it - or staying grounded and pointing a blunt finger if it's needed. .

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Past Lives, Past Lines 3

This was one of a pair, investigating our relationship to words & language. 
It is called Word World 1 an image for every letter of the alphabet.

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Past Lives, Past Lines 2

Metafictional me.

Past Lives, Past Lines 1

One of a series of fragments from earlier work across the whole series of my 'bio auto graphic' - all of which can be seen at the Turn the Page event this weekend in Norwich. This one's a shot of Issue 21 "On The Margins" courtesy of Nathan Penlington, who has reviewed the series extensively on the Syndicated Zine Review site here

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Monday, 20 June 2016

Go East!

A few days to go until the pleasant prospect of two days exhibiting at the 2016 Turn The Page event in Norwich.
Details here
Very interesting city, very busy venue, always surprises.

My latest edition - 'B is for. . .' will be available as well as the entire Ensixteen Editions back catalogue - open 10am til 6pm on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

MMU N16 28

As part of their new blog Manchester Metropolitan University's All Saint's Library Special Collections invited me to write a note on my newest edition.
Since Gaye Smith first added my pre-'bio auto graphic' editions to what they have back in the early 2000s, followed by Jonathan Carson and then Jayne Burgess and Jane Pendlebury in recent years, the collection maintains a complete run of everything I've done in this sphere.

It's appreciated.

Take a look here