'Drawing Perforated Eardrum' film at The Aveton Gifford Film Festival

A short film I made earlier this year detailing the process of illustrating 'Perforated Eardrum' ; the book I collaborated on with Clara Heathcock is being shown this Saturday as part of the Aveton Gifford Film Festival which is organized by the Surf Hams Film Collective. Details of the festival are here....https://www.facebook.com/events/367271450815389/

For those of you not lucky enough to be able to make it, the video is also  available here to watch....

You can still order the book 'Perforated Eardrum' here....
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftHagZines



Recent Pictures for Sale



These were done on holiday recently apart from 'The Scream of Zippy' and 'Listening to Amy Winehouse on a London Bus' which is from the book 'Perforated Eardrum' which was published in June. Please direct message me at patrickwray77@gmail.com for prices and shipping.


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Listening to Amy Winehouse on a London Bus

Light

Naked in the Afternoon

The Scream of Zippy













The Flood that Did Come in 2020

I am currently working with publisher Avery Hill toward developing my first proper graphic novel for publication. I'll post more about this in the coming months.

This is a really exciting time for me and a great opportunity to get my work to a much wider audience. Avery Hill is a publisher who's work I have admired for some time so it is a real thrill to be working with them and be a part of their roster of artists that includes Tillie Walden, George Wylesol and Katriona Chapman to name just a few.

Here is a picture which shows a mock up the cover of 'The Flood that Did Come' The story in brief is a dystopian, apocalyptic, cosy catastrophe of sorts but much more info will follow in the coming months so stay tuned.




Perforated Eardrum Book on Sale at Craft Hag

I have posted about this book quite a bit recently. Well, that's because I'm actually quite excited about it. As well as on this site the book is also on sale via Etsy Craft Hag shop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftHagZines

We also pulled in our first glowing review from the F-Word.Read it here....
https://thefword.org.uk/2019/07/comfort-in-silence-clara-heathcock-and-patrick-wrays-perforated-eardrum/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thefword+%28The+F-Word+Blog%29

Here are a couple of pics from the book not previously published on this site. These relate to essays that reference Kate Nash and Life Without Buildings (named after a Japan b-side)







Dark Outside Festival 2019

I have a sound piece in amongst this. Broadcast in Epping Forrest and via radio in the area. Broadcast only once and never to be repeated. Very pleased to be in this with some well known names. Festival takes place 20th and 21st June. More info at....https://wfculture19.co.uk/events/The-dark-outside?fbclid=IwAR034mf_dotKLBIfvUE1cJ5uJc9ILysMn4Xr22CMF5GGu8KZdKoX73sat-0


Perforated Eardrum Out Now!


You can now buy 'Perforated Eardrum' This is a zine I illustrated. The text is by Clara Heathcock. It documents the time she burst her eardrum. On doctors orders she was told not to listen to music for a month while her ear healed. The text is about music and various other things like anxiety, politics and gender refracted through music and the experience of not being able to listen to it. Each chapter relates to a particular song or artist. David Bowie, Julie ruin, Life Without Buildings and Kate Nash among others all get a look in. It was originally published without my illustrations as a series of blog posts on the site fourohfive.com.

Below is the cover plus some of the drawings from it which are currently on display at the 'Oh My Zine!' exhibition at The Bowery Gallery in Leeds. As well as the video I made a couple of weeks ago about the process behind drawing 'Perforated Eardrum'. You can buy the zine here for a tenner plus postage. 36 colour pages.

Perforated Eardrum Zine