Illustration

SQIFF 2021







SQIFF 2021
Brochure cover design for Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2021 for use on marketing materials and merchandise.



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Book | Comics

The Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide






The Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide

READ IT FOR FREE via Creative Scotland
Written by Heather Parry, illustrated by Maria Stoian.

The Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide
is a practical resource for the increasing number of artists, makers, writers and other creatives working freelance in Scotland today.

It was created to fill an information gap for creative freelancers to understand their rights and best practices in avoiding and addressing difficult situations.

“The nature of freelancing – often remote, often isolated, with no HR department or workplace union to help you - can make you feel that when things go wrong, it’s simply tough luck. It’s difficult to advocate for yourself and discouraging to sift through pages of government information to try and find out what your rights really are. Even for those of us who’ve been freelancing for a long time, the barriers can feel huge.”






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Illustration

Walk Don’t Walk






Commissioned by Out of the Blueprint for the exhibition Walk Don’t Walk. 

“Walk Don’t Walk is an exhibition of diverse new work by 19 artists, comic makers and illustrators, each pushing the limits of RISO production.

Printed at the Out of the Blueprint studio in the historic Drill Hall, the artwork forms part of an installation by our fellow studio holders, architects & designers Biomorphis, filling the Drill Hall with a huge RISO machine-inspired structure.

Featuring everything from narrative illustration to genre-bending artwork, this exhibition is a vital and vibrant snapshot of contemporary Scottish creativity.”

Photo by Out of the Blueprint.



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Comic | The Nib

The Pandemic to Come






Comic produced for The Nib, based on the article None of us are immune to climate change, by Dr. Matei Stoian.
April 2020.

Read in full at thenib.com/covid-19-climate-change



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Comic | The Nib

Golden Sunset






In 2019, I went to Athens to report on a historic trial for The Nib, in collaboration with HumanRights360.

“Nationalist political party Golden Dawn is on trail in Greece for inciting fascist violence. Other contries with a dangerous far-right shoul be taking notes.”

A print version of this comic, Sunset, was published as part of the XThemOut campaign by HumanRights360.

Read in full at thenib.com/golden-sunset



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Zine, Comics

Some Comics






Some Comics | Zine

Six stories, some personal, some not. On dreams, witch trials, and late-night worries.

A5, 20 pages, risograph print. 

Available here.

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