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




















Drawing 'Perforated Eardrum' Video.

This short video demonstrates the process behind creating the drawings for the zine 'Perforated Eardrum' made in collaboration with Clara Heathcock. I selected a different part of the text to that which I used in the original drawing for the relevant chapter in 'Perforated Eardrum' and got my friend Shane Bordas to film and edit a short video which shows me drawing the picture from start to finish.

The text this drawing responds to is the following 'It's funny, writing about music. My friend Karren is fond of the phrase ''writing about music is like trying to dance about architecture''. I've never watched a good piece of interpretive dance about architecture but I bet one exists, and I bet the moment the moment between two architects when they catch each other's eyes watching it is really something.'

The drawing I created for this video is a bit looser than those featured in the zine as it was done in one take, specifically for this video. The zine will be for sale on this site later in the week and it's currently on sale at The Bowery gallery in Leeds where some of the original drawings are also exhibited. For more details about the 'Oh My Zine!' exhibition visit https://www.thebowery.org/






'Oh My Zine!' Exhibition at The Bowery Gallery

I have some work in the exhibition 'Oh My Zine!' at The Bowery Gallery in Leeds. There are more details on the exhibition which runs until 21st June here....https://www.thebowery.org/gallery.html

The exhibition features work from a new book/zine I have published in collaboration with my friend artist and writer Clara Heathcock called 'Perforated Eardrum'. This is being launched proper in the next couple of weeks so lots more information to come on that.

In brief 'Perforated Eardrum' recounts the few weeks after Clara burst her eardrum and was unable to listen to music and is about the experience and feelings around music refracted through the experience of not being able to listen to it.

Each chapter is illustrated by myself and references a particular song or artist in response to Claras text. The pics below reference Amy Winehouse, the Wire song 'Outdoor Miner' and the band Moldy Peaches.

'Oh My Zine!' aims to create awareness and encourage engagement with zines and zine culture. You can see the pics below as well as a few others at the gallery.  Prints are available for sale in the gallery shop as well as the first few copies of 'Perforated Eardrum'





'The Scream' of Zippy

Based on the painting 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch in case that was not apparent and featuring the iconic English kids TV character zippy.