EZL FOMO

(disclaimer: this is just a personal reflection, obviously I don't speak for the whole zine library!) In April my wife Abi and I left our home in Kirkcaldy for a 6 month bike ride across Europe. We were both excited to go but sad to leave lots of things, including the Edinburgh Zine Library behind.... Continue Reading →

S.A.D Party Fife #1

When I went to the local mental health support service, they told me that there was a men's group and a women's group, and I could join the women's group after some 1-on-1 sessions. Not exactly the informal, queer-friendly, peer support group I'd hoped for. I got in touch with a customer at the cafe... Continue Reading →

Kirkcaldy Selkies Tote Bag

Abi and I decided to facilitate a screen print your own tote activity at a day-long community event in Kirkcaldy where we would be running the Kanvas Art Club Corner. I decided to come up with a design based around our new home of Kirkcaldy, on the Fife coast. One of the joys of living... Continue Reading →

Risoprinting Workshop at Mutual Press

In a departure from usual, this time I was attending a workshop rather than facilitating one! As part of Edinburgh Zine Library, I set up a workshop with Mutual Press, at the Mutual Co-op, for members to learn more about risoprinting. It's something we are often asked about in our zine workshops, and people often... Continue Reading →

Young People’s Workshops – Part One

We were invited to run workshops for young people at the Edinburgh Central Library over the school holidays. We’re always keen to try new things, and the central library has enabled the zine library to exist as it does, so we were very happy to. The library set up two 2hr workshops – 2pm-4pm, with... Continue Reading →

Cornwall Zine Library Residency

I've spent the last week in Penryn, Cornwall, at a week long residency with Cornwall Zine Library at Fish Factory Arts Space. It's been inspiring and left me with lots to chew over on my nine hour train ride back to Edinburgh. Whilst there I finished four zines and have another two that are nearly... Continue Reading →

2008/2009

2008/2009 is a 12 page A5 zine about my first contact with mental health services when I was 17/18 years old. You can find it on my etsy shop here or I'm open to swaps/trades.  

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