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HIV Through the Years

So a while back, I worked on some comics with the National AIDS Trust. They’re based on interviews with people who were diagnosed with HIV through the years, with one case study for the 80s, one for the 90s, one for the 00s and one for the present day.

It’s 30 years to the day since the official discovery of HIV, so it’s a pretty appropriate time for them to finally be released. It feels great to have my work out there helping people.

I would really appreciate if you would follow the link and read the comics, then share them to increase HIV awareness. HIV stigma is a real problem which affects a lot of people, and the only way to deal with that is to spread awareness.

See them here

So, I did say Town Mouse was coming back, and this time he’s got a cold! I’m doing a children’s book with Town Mouse for the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize, and didn’t think this preview would hurt.

So, I did say Town Mouse was coming back, and this time he’s got a cold! I’m doing a children’s book with Town Mouse for the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize, and didn’t think this preview would hurt.

Hello again! 

Here’s the third piece in my Folio Society Heart of Darkness competition entry. Just the binding to go!
If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.
Twitter
Facebook
Behance
Cargo collective
LinkedIn

Hello again!

Here’s the third piece in my Folio Society Heart of Darkness competition entry. Just the binding to go!

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.

Twitter

Facebook

Behance

Cargo collective

LinkedIn

And here’s the third in the series of 100 word stories!
Sexy Lemon
‘It’s defective, come on man.’
He didn’t come on though. He just kept staring. Curves more alluring than any woman held his eyes tight. The noises it made sent shivers of pleasure all through his body.
‘Seriously mate, come on. It cost less than a quid, you can’t have expected that much.’
He hadn’t expected much. Certainly not this much. Something about the broken form spoke to him in ways he wasn’t used to. And those noises, god, those noises.
‘Okay you’re embarassing me now. Bye.’
He didn’t care. He just watched and listened.
Here is the first in the series, Tiny Window 
And the second, Benevolent Lamp
If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.
Twitter
Facebook
Behance
Cargo collective
LinkedIn

And here’s the third in the series of 100 word stories!

Sexy Lemon

‘It’s defective, come on man.’

He didn’t come on though. He just kept staring. Curves more alluring than any woman held his eyes tight. The noises it made sent shivers of pleasure all through his body.

‘Seriously mate, come on. It cost less than a quid, you can’t have expected that much.’

He hadn’t expected much. Certainly not this much. Something about the broken form spoke to him in ways he wasn’t used to. And those noises, god, those noises.

‘Okay you’re embarassing me now. Bye.’

He didn’t care. He just watched and listened.

Here is the first in the series, Tiny Window

And the second, Benevolent Lamp

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.

Twitter

Facebook

Behance

Cargo collective

LinkedIn

Here’s the second piece in my Folio Society Heart of Darkness competition entry.

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.
Twitter
Facebook
Behance
Cargo collective
LinkedIn

Here’s the second piece in my Folio Society Heart of Darkness competition entry.

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.

Twitter

Facebook

Behance

Cargo collective

LinkedIn

Here’s the second in the series of 100 word (or less) stories
Benevolent Lamp
There was the fear again. Breathing on her neck. Touching her spine with icy fingers, and all the other cliches that are cliches for a reason.
She looked around. Or she tried to.
Noises. Creaks. Breathing. She didn’t know if it was hers or or someone else’s.
She held Charlie closer. He was so comforting. The feel of him in her arms. His smell. It helped, but not enough.
She couldn’t stand it anymore. She let Charlie go so she could feel along the wall. The switch clicked under her fingers.
A warm light kept the fear away.

Here is the first in the series, Tiny Window 

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.
Twitter
Facebook
Behance
Cargo collective
LinkedIn

Here’s the second in the series of 100 word (or less) stories

Benevolent Lamp

There was the fear again. Breathing on her neck. Touching her spine with icy fingers, and all the other cliches that are cliches for a reason.

She looked around. Or she tried to.

Noises. Creaks. Breathing. She didn’t know if it was hers or or someone else’s.

She held Charlie closer. He was so comforting. The feel of him in her arms. His smell. It helped, but not enough.

She couldn’t stand it anymore. She let Charlie go so she could feel along the wall. The switch clicked under her fingers.

A warm light kept the fear away.

Here is the first in the series, Tiny Window

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.

Twitter

Facebook

Behance

Cargo collective

LinkedIn

This was actually for a Break a Lead zine that never came to be, Tipsy. A lot of you probably never met Town Mouse the first time around. I am working on a little Town Mouse story for the Macmillan prize, so you should see a bit more of him sooner rather than later!

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.
Twitter
Facebook
Behance
Cargo collective
LinkedIn

This was actually for a Break a Lead zine that never came to be, Tipsy. A lot of you probably never met Town Mouse the first time around. I am working on a little Town Mouse story for the Macmillan prize, so you should see a bit more of him sooner rather than later!

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.

Twitter

Facebook

Behance

Cargo collective

LinkedIn

Hello again!
This was one of my entries for this years Folio Society/House of Illustration competition, illustrating Heart of Darkness. More to come!

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.
Twitter
Facebook
Behance
Cargo collective
LinkedIn

Hello again!

This was one of my entries for this years Folio Society/House of Illustration competition, illustrating Heart of Darkness. More to come!

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.

Twitter

Facebook

Behance

Cargo collective

LinkedIn

So! Long time no speak again. I’ve been pretty busy sorting out things for my course’s London degree show alas, and distracted from the social media thing. That combined with working on things I’ve not been sure I can show you added up to something of a radio silence. I’ve got a few things I can show you now though, so I’m going to trickle them through for you.
One of the things I’ve been doing has been writing 100 word stories and illustrating them. The aim will be to have a little book of them by the time of the degree show. If you can’t make out the text on this it reads:
Tiny Window
At a glance she looked unremarkable. There was something that always drew a crowd though. a sound, like music in another room. Eventually someone asked her where the noise was coming from
She blushed.
'I wish you hadn't noticed' she protested. She pulled aside her fringe to show a pinhole on her forehead.
'What is it?' asked the onlooker
'It shows you other places if you look closely.'
The admirer put their eye up to the hole.
They blushed.
They ran away, and the crowd followed, clamouring for answers.
The girl walked away, trailing the murmuring noise.
And that’s that one. Something else soon, I promise.
If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.
Twitter
Facebook
Behance
Cargo collective
LinkedIn

So! Long time no speak again. I’ve been pretty busy sorting out things for my course’s London degree show alas, and distracted from the social media thing. That combined with working on things I’ve not been sure I can show you added up to something of a radio silence. I’ve got a few things I can show you now though, so I’m going to trickle them through for you.

One of the things I’ve been doing has been writing 100 word stories and illustrating them. The aim will be to have a little book of them by the time of the degree show. If you can’t make out the text on this it reads:

Tiny Window

At a glance she looked unremarkable. There was something that always drew a crowd though. a sound, like music in another room. Eventually someone asked her where the noise was coming from

She blushed.

'I wish you hadn't noticed' she protested. She pulled aside her fringe to show a pinhole on her forehead.

'What is it?' asked the onlooker

'It shows you other places if you look closely.'

The admirer put their eye up to the hole.

They blushed.

They ran away, and the crowd followed, clamouring for answers.

The girl walked away, trailing the murmuring noise.

And that’s that one. Something else soon, I promise.

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.

Twitter

Facebook

Behance

Cargo collective

LinkedIn

These will end up as part of a larger piece, but for now, merry merry merry merry merry. Merry.

Merry?

breakalead:

Graham Johnson

Hey folks! Long time no see? I’ve been drawing. Just not finishing much. Also been doing a lot of admin Break a Lead wise. We’ve got our London show booked, and we have a show in Bristol in February. We’ll be throwing some fundraisers in Bristol that I’ll be sure to shout about.

For now though, I’ve been drawing Drunk Santa. Because come on, a glass of sherry at every house? That’s definitely going to do something.

breakalead:

Graham Johnson

Hey folks! Long time no see? I’ve been drawing. Just not finishing much. Also been doing a lot of admin Break a Lead wise. We’ve got our London show booked, and we have a show in Bristol in February. We’ll be throwing some fundraisers in Bristol that I’ll be sure to shout about.

For now though, I’ve been drawing Drunk Santa. Because come on, a glass of sherry at every house? That’s definitely going to do something.

breakalead:

muredraws:

bluephoria:

Hey you guys! This is where you can find me and my coursemates at Thought Bubble in Leeds this weekend! We will be there under the name ‘Break a Lead' and we've got two tables. I will have zines and prints and postcards with me. Also, this is my first ever convention - I am so STOKED! Please come say hi!

Dudes! Me and my course mates are going to be at this convention selling good stuff (including the twin peaks fanzine). I ain’t got much printed but I’ll be there drawing and selling sketches both days, so come say hellooooo!

Hello you fans of Break a Lead. A few of us will be at Thought Bubble this weekend, selling zines, comics and prints. Linnea Holmstrung Ljung made this handy guide of where to find us. We’re really excited to see you, come and find us in both halls!

In case you didn’t follow the link in that last post, This is where Break a Lead (including me) will be at Thought Bubble!

Better late than never! I finally finished that comic about a certain leopard gecko investigating the disappearance of another gecko. As with every other comic I’ve worked on this year, life got in the way.

I will have copies available at Thought Bubble this weekend! More info on that HERE

In terms of developmenty stuff, I’m making a character for my main uni project this year, and experimenting with using coloured pencils for my lineart. It’s… interesting.

So I made myself some new business cards today. 160 of these (for now!) freshly lithographed

HIV Through the Years

So a while back, I worked on some comics with the National AIDS Trust. They’re based on interviews with people who were diagnosed with HIV through the years, with one case study for the 80s, one for the 90s, one for the 00s and one for the present day.

It’s 30 years to the day since the official discovery of HIV, so it’s a pretty appropriate time for them to finally be released. It feels great to have my work out there helping people.

I would really appreciate if you would follow the link and read the comics, then share them to increase HIV awareness. HIV stigma is a real problem which affects a lot of people, and the only way to deal with that is to spread awareness.

See them here

So, I did say Town Mouse was coming back, and this time he’s got a cold! I’m doing a children’s book with Town Mouse for the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize, and didn’t think this preview would hurt.

So, I did say Town Mouse was coming back, and this time he’s got a cold! I’m doing a children’s book with Town Mouse for the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize, and didn’t think this preview would hurt.

Hello again! 

Here’s the third piece in my Folio Society Heart of Darkness competition entry. Just the binding to go!
If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.
Twitter
Facebook
Behance
Cargo collective
LinkedIn

Hello again!

Here’s the third piece in my Folio Society Heart of Darkness competition entry. Just the binding to go!

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.

Twitter

Facebook

Behance

Cargo collective

LinkedIn

And here’s the third in the series of 100 word stories!
Sexy Lemon
‘It’s defective, come on man.’
He didn’t come on though. He just kept staring. Curves more alluring than any woman held his eyes tight. The noises it made sent shivers of pleasure all through his body.
‘Seriously mate, come on. It cost less than a quid, you can’t have expected that much.’
He hadn’t expected much. Certainly not this much. Something about the broken form spoke to him in ways he wasn’t used to. And those noises, god, those noises.
‘Okay you’re embarassing me now. Bye.’
He didn’t care. He just watched and listened.
Here is the first in the series, Tiny Window 
And the second, Benevolent Lamp
If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.
Twitter
Facebook
Behance
Cargo collective
LinkedIn

And here’s the third in the series of 100 word stories!

Sexy Lemon

‘It’s defective, come on man.’

He didn’t come on though. He just kept staring. Curves more alluring than any woman held his eyes tight. The noises it made sent shivers of pleasure all through his body.

‘Seriously mate, come on. It cost less than a quid, you can’t have expected that much.’

He hadn’t expected much. Certainly not this much. Something about the broken form spoke to him in ways he wasn’t used to. And those noises, god, those noises.

‘Okay you’re embarassing me now. Bye.’

He didn’t care. He just watched and listened.

Here is the first in the series, Tiny Window

And the second, Benevolent Lamp

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.

Twitter

Facebook

Behance

Cargo collective

LinkedIn

Here’s the second piece in my Folio Society Heart of Darkness competition entry.

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.
Twitter
Facebook
Behance
Cargo collective
LinkedIn

Here’s the second piece in my Folio Society Heart of Darkness competition entry.

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.

Twitter

Facebook

Behance

Cargo collective

LinkedIn

Here’s the second in the series of 100 word (or less) stories
Benevolent Lamp
There was the fear again. Breathing on her neck. Touching her spine with icy fingers, and all the other cliches that are cliches for a reason.
She looked around. Or she tried to.
Noises. Creaks. Breathing. She didn’t know if it was hers or or someone else’s.
She held Charlie closer. He was so comforting. The feel of him in her arms. His smell. It helped, but not enough.
She couldn’t stand it anymore. She let Charlie go so she could feel along the wall. The switch clicked under her fingers.
A warm light kept the fear away.

Here is the first in the series, Tiny Window 

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.
Twitter
Facebook
Behance
Cargo collective
LinkedIn

Here’s the second in the series of 100 word (or less) stories

Benevolent Lamp

There was the fear again. Breathing on her neck. Touching her spine with icy fingers, and all the other cliches that are cliches for a reason.

She looked around. Or she tried to.

Noises. Creaks. Breathing. She didn’t know if it was hers or or someone else’s.

She held Charlie closer. He was so comforting. The feel of him in her arms. His smell. It helped, but not enough.

She couldn’t stand it anymore. She let Charlie go so she could feel along the wall. The switch clicked under her fingers.

A warm light kept the fear away.

Here is the first in the series, Tiny Window

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.

Twitter

Facebook

Behance

Cargo collective

LinkedIn

This was actually for a Break a Lead zine that never came to be, Tipsy. A lot of you probably never met Town Mouse the first time around. I am working on a little Town Mouse story for the Macmillan prize, so you should see a bit more of him sooner rather than later!

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.
Twitter
Facebook
Behance
Cargo collective
LinkedIn

This was actually for a Break a Lead zine that never came to be, Tipsy. A lot of you probably never met Town Mouse the first time around. I am working on a little Town Mouse story for the Macmillan prize, so you should see a bit more of him sooner rather than later!

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.

Twitter

Facebook

Behance

Cargo collective

LinkedIn

Hello again!
This was one of my entries for this years Folio Society/House of Illustration competition, illustrating Heart of Darkness. More to come!

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.
Twitter
Facebook
Behance
Cargo collective
LinkedIn

Hello again!

This was one of my entries for this years Folio Society/House of Illustration competition, illustrating Heart of Darkness. More to come!

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.

Twitter

Facebook

Behance

Cargo collective

LinkedIn

So! Long time no speak again. I’ve been pretty busy sorting out things for my course’s London degree show alas, and distracted from the social media thing. That combined with working on things I’ve not been sure I can show you added up to something of a radio silence. I’ve got a few things I can show you now though, so I’m going to trickle them through for you.
One of the things I’ve been doing has been writing 100 word stories and illustrating them. The aim will be to have a little book of them by the time of the degree show. If you can’t make out the text on this it reads:
Tiny Window
At a glance she looked unremarkable. There was something that always drew a crowd though. a sound, like music in another room. Eventually someone asked her where the noise was coming from
She blushed.
'I wish you hadn't noticed' she protested. She pulled aside her fringe to show a pinhole on her forehead.
'What is it?' asked the onlooker
'It shows you other places if you look closely.'
The admirer put their eye up to the hole.
They blushed.
They ran away, and the crowd followed, clamouring for answers.
The girl walked away, trailing the murmuring noise.
And that’s that one. Something else soon, I promise.
If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.
Twitter
Facebook
Behance
Cargo collective
LinkedIn

So! Long time no speak again. I’ve been pretty busy sorting out things for my course’s London degree show alas, and distracted from the social media thing. That combined with working on things I’ve not been sure I can show you added up to something of a radio silence. I’ve got a few things I can show you now though, so I’m going to trickle them through for you.

One of the things I’ve been doing has been writing 100 word stories and illustrating them. The aim will be to have a little book of them by the time of the degree show. If you can’t make out the text on this it reads:

Tiny Window

At a glance she looked unremarkable. There was something that always drew a crowd though. a sound, like music in another room. Eventually someone asked her where the noise was coming from

She blushed.

'I wish you hadn't noticed' she protested. She pulled aside her fringe to show a pinhole on her forehead.

'What is it?' asked the onlooker

'It shows you other places if you look closely.'

The admirer put their eye up to the hole.

They blushed.

They ran away, and the crowd followed, clamouring for answers.

The girl walked away, trailing the murmuring noise.

And that’s that one. Something else soon, I promise.

If you weren’t aware, I’m in a few other places on the internet too.

Twitter

Facebook

Behance

Cargo collective

LinkedIn

These will end up as part of a larger piece, but for now, merry merry merry merry merry. Merry.

Merry?

breakalead:

Graham Johnson

Hey folks! Long time no see? I’ve been drawing. Just not finishing much. Also been doing a lot of admin Break a Lead wise. We’ve got our London show booked, and we have a show in Bristol in February. We’ll be throwing some fundraisers in Bristol that I’ll be sure to shout about.

For now though, I’ve been drawing Drunk Santa. Because come on, a glass of sherry at every house? That’s definitely going to do something.

breakalead:

Graham Johnson

Hey folks! Long time no see? I’ve been drawing. Just not finishing much. Also been doing a lot of admin Break a Lead wise. We’ve got our London show booked, and we have a show in Bristol in February. We’ll be throwing some fundraisers in Bristol that I’ll be sure to shout about.

For now though, I’ve been drawing Drunk Santa. Because come on, a glass of sherry at every house? That’s definitely going to do something.

breakalead:

muredraws:

bluephoria:

Hey you guys! This is where you can find me and my coursemates at Thought Bubble in Leeds this weekend! We will be there under the name ‘Break a Lead' and we've got two tables. I will have zines and prints and postcards with me. Also, this is my first ever convention - I am so STOKED! Please come say hi!

Dudes! Me and my course mates are going to be at this convention selling good stuff (including the twin peaks fanzine). I ain’t got much printed but I’ll be there drawing and selling sketches both days, so come say hellooooo!

Hello you fans of Break a Lead. A few of us will be at Thought Bubble this weekend, selling zines, comics and prints. Linnea Holmstrung Ljung made this handy guide of where to find us. We’re really excited to see you, come and find us in both halls!

In case you didn’t follow the link in that last post, This is where Break a Lead (including me) will be at Thought Bubble!

Better late than never! I finally finished that comic about a certain leopard gecko investigating the disappearance of another gecko. As with every other comic I’ve worked on this year, life got in the way.

I will have copies available at Thought Bubble this weekend! More info on that HERE

In terms of developmenty stuff, I’m making a character for my main uni project this year, and experimenting with using coloured pencils for my lineart. It’s… interesting.

So I made myself some new business cards today. 160 of these (for now!) freshly lithographed

About:

Doodles and possibly occasional thoughts and the like, from the mind of Graham Johnson. On twitter as @MrGJohnson.

I can be contacted at g.johnson.rsn@gmail.com for further info or commissions.