Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Cover

I'm extremely grateful to all the people who have left me feedback recently. It's impossible for me to reply to everyone, because I'd never get any drawing done, and I've got many pages to do yet. I've had a few offers from people to help out with proofreading. To which thanks. However most of the mistakes have been corrected on the original files since these uploads, and my publisher will be doing a final pass anyway.

I'm aware that there are factual blunders (well, some confusion anyway) in the chapter on Personality Disorder, and I'l be rewriting/redrawing sections of that.

Here's what will probably be the cover of Psychiatric Tales.

Psychiatric Tales

Friday, 25 September 2009

Almost Famous

It seems I'm becoming something of a celebrity, at least in a small way. I made number one on Reddit the other day, I've been featured on Boing Boing. Nursing Times will be featuring me on their website. Many folk have been discussing Psychiatric Tales on Twitter, including Graham Linehan of Father Ted and The IT Crowd fame. I've also had about eighty emails. Far more than I can ever reply to and they're still coming in.

The vast majority of the emails have been positive, some a little critical (which is fair enough) and only one insulting (why am I defending violent crazy people, etc).

Boing Boing got their facts wrong when they reported that I'm a student nurse. I haven't been a student nurse for years and never finished my training anyway, (due to my own mental health problems). I'm currently working in a residential home for the elderly.

Here's a frame from the current chapter of Psychiatric Tales I'm working on, which is about the grim subject of suicide.

Psychiatric Hospital

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Four September 2009 Photos

Girls on the London tube.
Girls On Tube

Pavement in Yorkshire.
Pavement

Girls on train platform.
Girls On Platform

London cranes.
London cranes

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Schizophrenia

An eleven page chapter from my upcoming book Psychiatric Tales, which will be out from Blank Slate in early 2010.

1 schizophrenia

2 schizophrenia

3 schizophrenia 3

4 schizophenia

5 schizophrenia

6 schizophrenia

7 schizophrenia

8 schizophrenia

9 schizophrenia

schizophrenia 10

11 schizophrenia