Live readings of artists’ comics made during the pandemic

This event is PAY WHAT YOU CAN

7 – 8.30pm

Rachael House is an artist who has published a book of the drawings she made over the course of the last year. Resistance Sustenance Protection is a year of drawings – a pandemic record, an archive, a call for change.

In dialogue with her book, Rachael House is hosting Drawn Out, a series of online live readings with six invited artists – Holly Casio, Natasha Natarajan, Robert Bidder, Candice Purwin, Monique Jackson and Jess Hannar.

Combined, their sequential drawings and comics cover class, race, unions, fat politics, having long covid, queer politics, disability and more, as well as  ways the pandemic has impacted on them and others. These observations are rich, funny, angry and compassionate.


This event is online and will take place via Zoom. A link to join the meeting will be sent with your tickets.

This event will not be recorded.


Artist's Bios

Jess Hannar

Jess Hannar makes memoir and diary comics, with a special interest in physical & mental health. She studied Philosophy at KCL but became ill with M.E./CFS a few months after graduating & she has been ill ever since. She published her first book of diary comics about life in lockdown in December 2020 and since then her comics have been exhibited in North London and can be found in the Museum of London library. She currently lives in Hackney.

Follow her on Instagram – @bookcoverdrawing

Candice Purwin

Candice Purwin is an illustrator, writer and animator living and working in Edinburgh. Her first book, Idle Women on the Water, came out in the autumn of 2020. She has had short comics published in Neon Literary Magazine and the Geometry Literary Journal and was shortlisted for the Jonathan Cape Graphic Novel Competition in 2015 and 2016.


Follow Candice on Instagram @goblin_purwin

Holly Casio

Holly Casio makes queer zines and diy comics about pop culture, being fat, class, ocd, and Bruce Springsteen.

You can read the mag by clicking here!

Follow Holly on Instagram at @hollycasio

Monique Jackson

Monique Jackson is an Artist and Long Covid Advocate. Monique is the creator of The Still Ill Corona Diary, which documents her journey with experiencing Long Covid through an online graphic journal.

Follow Monique on Instagram at @_coronadiary

Natasha Natarajan

Natasha Natarajan is a British-Indian creative running a freelance business under the name Chikaboo Designs. You can find her around London working on commissions, delivering children’s art workshops, managing other artists and self-publishing zines.

Since 2016 she has been writing an autobiographical comic strip ‘FML Comics‘, exploring her most personal and political experiences. In February ‘FML Comics: Collected 2016-2020’ was published by Good Comics and this summer her work will be exhibited at The Cartoon Museum.

Follow Natasha on Instagram at @fml.comics

Rachael House

Rachael House is a UK artist who makes events, objects, performance, drawings and zines. Events have been curtailed over the past year, and drawing has taken centre stage, with her first book, Resistance Sustenance Protection, published in May 2021.

Follow Rachael on Instagram at @rachaellhouse

Rob Bidder

Rob Bidder is an artist who has worked in different mediums including video, performance, drawing, music and puppetry, but in the last few years has mostly been making comics. He made the weekly comic Body Squabbles for Wellcome Collection for 3 years, a series about emotions, the body and human interaction.

Follow Rob on Instagram at @robbidder


We also have limited edition products in our box office shop by Rachel House; one of the artists. Why not pay us a visit and pick up one of these limited edition etchings, or head to the shop section on our website and order yours now!

Access the shop page here.

Rachael House, To Be Normal Is Not A Healthy Aspiration, 2011