Joan lives with her nan, Olive, in a small flat in Victoria House. Work, pub, popping to the shop to pick something up for dinner (all within a five-minute walk from home). Every day is much like the next. But one Saturday morning, the residents of the large tower block receive some news that's about to turn the tide on their way of life.
Holly is a comic creator and cartoonist from South London. After training as an actor in Manchester, she wound up serving and sweeping up popcorn in a cinema in Brixton.
Working at the cinema surrounded by film and a strong local community of artists and activists had a big influence on Holly's work. There, she produced posters and promotional artwork for the cinema, as well as comics, leaflets and posters for her union branch.
In Holly's own words: "Through my work, I like to explore the political, the personal, a bit of pop culture and the relationship between people and place. My experience as an actor impacts heavily on my approach as an artist and I enjoy finding ways I can incorporate the storytelling culture of the theatre into my comics."
These webcomics were created by University of Dundee’s Masters in Comics and Graphic Novels students. The whole class was commissioned to produce work and the project acted as a live brief for their Comics Production module.