"This is the year I stick around," Jane mused to herself. It was a promise she made herself every year around Christmas, though never the same date around Christmas and almost never on the day itself. Despite feeling the need of routine to prove her point, the rest of her existence had become utterly detached … Continue reading #25yearsonearth: Jane (Cracked Pins/The Lifters) Short
With fluctuating self-esteem, resting can be like confectionary. Recharging is like sugar, making you warm inside, calm about the future and its plans and in the moments of meditation. Then with all rises comes crashes. You become fidgety. Conscious that people might think you've given up trying or can't do as much as you used … Continue reading ‘Rest’ (The Other Mr. Whitfield)
Hi there everyone, What a year. Life, physically and creatively, has continued to relentlessly surprise and challenge. I've met some amazing people in the process, both online and in-person; everlasting thanks goes to you who follow me on this site, as many of you are consistently reading and liking my bizarre writings and drawings, and … Continue reading Jak Whitfield Creative in 2018
I've had a couple of visiopoems banked on my device which need to be exhibited for reading pleasure, but also to make room on said device. These have been available on my Instagram for a while but I do keep meaning to put them here for sake of equity! Enjoy. More writing coming soon. x
Today was the first of two days of recording/producing 'Birth of the Mechanoid', an EP about the slings and arrows of workaholicism. For once I've been (positively) drained for the benefit of creativity, not to the detriment of it. Now to spontaneously natter about it. Two hours ago I returned home after a solid day … Continue reading Birth of the Mechanoid: Recording Day #1
Hello all! Long time, no post... but this Wednesday is one for the diaries! If you're around the Royal Wootton Bassett area this Wednesday evening, I'll be running my first ever cartooning and illustration workshop at Royal Wootton Basset Library, exploring how we can use the creative medium to face our fears - entry is … Continue reading ‘OUR SILVER LININGS’ CARTOONING WORKSHOP – THIS WEDNESDAY AT ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT!
Good evening! It's all gone a little quiet here, but I'm currently scribbling furiously to get a handful of projects done and dusted for autumn-ish release.First is the sequel to FUDGE which if you buy you will see previewed on the last page! That's due for release in October, and in the meantime there'll be … Continue reading A somewhat excitable update from rainy weekends…
In light of my recent success at Mermaid and Miller, I've been encouraged to speak more openly about how my cartooning and graphic novel writing has helped me with my autism. So, as per usual, a snazzy poster-like device was required! ^_^There are two projects which I'm currently close to finishing, so there will be … Continue reading How drawing has helped me with my autism: a picture presentation!
BIG NEWS. BIG EXCITING NEWS. I can now announce that my comic books will now be stocked by the Mermaid and Miller, in York! During a visit to family up in that beautifully nature-filled part of the country, I took my batch of comics with me in case anyone was interested. Luckily for me, these lovely people … Continue reading FIRST OFFICIAL STOCKING – MERMAID&MILLER, YORK