I’ve been working on a series of:
- a film
for a very long time, and I’m glad to see you’re here. Let me tell you more:
This series follows a changing group of characters as they live through decades of political and personal turmoil, hope and change. It begins in the 1990s, and to be exact the year 1994- when democracy and capitalism was believed to have triumphed, when Sailor Moon S was on our screens. And it follows into the present, all the way to the future 2040s. I explore a wide range of issues, from art to hacking, from gender to the meaning of life, from politics to friendship. See below for a more detailed outline of each piece of work, which will hopefully make a lot more sense!
The Lives of Artists (novel)
It is the year 1994, but Arthur Vincent would have preferred it to be 1894. Arthur is a quiet artist who wants nothing more to paint… and become famous and forever remembered. When he meets his idol, Nova, and her friend Selena, they change the course of his life forever. Nova- a model and ballerina- appears to be the epitome of beauty and physical perfection, yet behind that facade, lurks unhappiness and loneliness. Arthur and Nova are drawn to Selena’s happy energy, but little do they know about the trauma and hardship that she has endured, and continues to endure.
(there’s so much to say, I don’t know if I can say everything here!)
- The Meaning of Life
- Mental illness
- Finish writing by September 2018
- Submit to agent around October-December 2018
- Hopefully published by 2019
No Future (novel)
Farrell is a troublesome and troubled teenager. Having last seen his parents years ago, he oscillates between different homes. He’s a disappointment. He knows. He spends his most of his time barely able to get out of bed or watching porn on his computer. He doesn’t know how much longer he can go on. But suddenly, with encouragement by a friend, he decides to change himself, change his looks, change his life. What follows is endless nights of partying, days spent at the gym, experimentation with drugs. A story of the pursuit of happiness that is in reality, the most miserable state of unhappiness. As long as everyone else believes he’s happy, on top of it all, he’s fine. But he can never get what he really wants, because he is unable to face the past and himself, and move on.
- Identity- “being yourself”
- Mother-child relations
- Political apathy
- Begin planning and writing: autumn/winter 2018
- Finish writing: summer/autumn 2019
- Aim to publish by: 2020
Two Strangers At the Train Station (webcomic)
Julchen is overjoyed to be moving on from an unhealthy relationship and a life of conformity, and to begin living as themself and taking up all the opportunities life has to offer. Farrell is on the barely holding onto life, working a zero-hours job and unable to see why he should continue living. Each experiences a series of events which alter the course of their lives, and years later they meet by chance at a train station. Julchen is now living secretly as an anti-capitalist hacker, and Farrell is a successful influencer and PR consultant. What follows is a tale of friendship and political scheming, where the personal is juxtaposed to the political.
- Authenticity and deception
- Mental illness
- Begin planning: 2019
- Create enough content to release the webcomic: summer 2020
- (fingers crossed) weekly updates and publication: 2020- 20??
More to come, feel free to ask me any questions or for more information if you’re interested!