Memories and Process

For my  process research, I’m doing some work on memory. My PhD focuses on comics as a way to interrogate how we communicate via narratives. This year, I spent a lot of time analyzing how authors dealt with memory, specifically how they authenticated their childhood memories. This series is an examination of daily routines, starting at age 30 in 2013, and working back in 5 year increments.

As I’m also interested in how comics communicate differently from other mediums, I thought it would be interesting to document some of these routines in other formats, like vine, prose, photo-essays, etc. I’ve formatted the comics for Team Girl Comic’s webcomic (although they also live in a slightly augmented print format as well). I thought this would be a nice outlet for some of the work to reach a wider audience.

Here is my current breakfast routine in comic, vine and instagram photo essay form.

Comic version:

TGC Webcomic-Daily 2013

Vine version:







Which are based on this recipe:


A rare, non-comic-related post, but I’m helping some pals promote gigs in the south-side of Glasgow under the name Pop!South. My job will mostly be to bring the pretty to the pop! So expect some gig posters, badges and the like to randomly appear here.

We’ve got 3 gigs lined up for a start:
20th July at The Glad CafeArts & Leisure + Yakuri Cable + more TBC
23rd July—pre Indietracks show at The Glad Cafe—Tunabunny + more TBC
30th July—post-Indietracks show at The Glad Cafe—The Ballet + more TBC

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Meshu & the derrive

Meshu is a site that allows you to enter points on a map, then it will create a geometric shape based on your inputs and create laser cut jewelry from the design. And each meshu comes with its own map postcard:

Which got myself and my advisor thinking of the Situationalist concept of the Derivé. Especially the example of a girl in Paris whose whole life can be mapped by a simple triangle.

In his study Paris et l’agglomération parisienne (Bibliothèque de Sociologie Contemporaine, P.U.F., 1952) Chombart de Lauwe notes that “an urban neighborhood is determined not only by geographical and economic factors, but also by the image that its inhabitants and those of other neighborhoods have of it.” In the same work, in order to illustrate “the narrowness of the real Paris in which each individual lives . . . within a geographical area whose radius is extremely small,” he diagrams all the movements made in the space of one year by a student living in the 16th Arrondissement. Her itinerary forms a small triangle with no significant deviations, the three apexes of which are the School of Political Sciences, her residence and that of her piano teacher.

(from Theory of the Dérive by Guy Debord)

Here are a couple of my meshu maps

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