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My Other Mother, My Other Self

My Other Mother, My Other Self

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  • Materials: watercolour, watercolor, adoption, graphic novel, sequential art, comic, zine, comic book, painted book, illustrated adult book, illustrated memoir, graphic art
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Winner of The 2018 Laydeez do Comics Women’s Prize for Unpublished Graphic Novels in Progress.

This is the award winning first chapter of my graphic memoir currently in progress.

Anna, a depressed woman in her 30s, is trying to save her relationship with her partner David. After some unsatisfactory relationship counselling the quest evolves into a broader search for happiness: a plunge into a silent meditation retreat and a session of Jungian therapy later, Anna finds herself on the internet searching for the woman who gave her up for adoption when she was six days old. Things do not turn out exactly how she wants, but Anna gains emotional riches far greater than she could have imagined.


Praise for My Other Mother, My Other Self:


"My Other Mother, My Other Self combines uncompromising yet carefully crafted prose, brutal candour and haunting, melting artwork to bring us directly into its author’s mindscape."

Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier, October 3, 2018


"Haunting and brave, inventive and honest, her work provides shape and colour to sensations that words can’t yet reach."

Steff Humm, Editor in Chief, Ink Magazine, Issue 28


“I was bowled over by the beauty of Emma’s art work. I could just gaze at the images with pure pleasure (and a degree of envy!) - but then there is also the gripping storyline that draws you in. I am so looking forward to reading the whole book.”

Bobby Baker, Artistic director of arts org. “Daily Life”


Full extract from Ink Magazine:

"A large part of memoir comes from rummaging through the past in order to light the way to the future. The act of structuring a life into a narrative is mirrored within several styles of therapy, which seek to understand the shape of an individual through methods supposed to be universal.

While it is personal by definition, the best of the memoir genre can stir up empathy in a reader from any time and place. Emma Burleigh, winner of the Laydeez Do Comics Prize 2018, achieves this in My Other Mother, My Other Self by interspersing her own story, about connecting with and understanding the decisions of her birth mother, with mythic tales and Jungian psychology.

Through evolving and often abstract watercolour, Burleigh’s images are ever in flux on the page, resulting in a dreamlike atmosphere that suits her approach to self-analysis. Each anecdote is an impression, an allegory built from what seems to be the effortless composition of complex and painful emotion. Haunting and brave, inventive and honest, her work provides shape and colour to sensations that words can’t yet reach."

Steff Humm, Editor in Chief, Ink Magazine, issue # 28


To read the rest of Andy Oliver at Broken Frontier's review go to http://www.brokenfrontier.com/emma-burleigh-my-other-mother-my-other-self-laydeez-do-comics-bczf-2018/
Winner of The 2018 Laydeez do Comics Women’s Prize for Unpublished Graphic Novels in Progress.

This is the award winning first chapter of my graphic memoir currently in progress.

Anna, a depressed woman in her 30s, is trying to save her relationship with her partner David. After some unsatisfactory relationship counselling the quest evolves into a broader search for happiness: a plunge into a silent meditation retreat and a session of Jungian therapy later, Anna finds herself on the internet searching for the woman who gave her up for adoption when she was six days old. Things do not turn out exactly how she wants, but Anna gains emotional riches far greater than she could have imagined.


Praise for My Other Mother, My Other Self:


"My Other Mother, My Other Self combines uncompromising yet carefully crafted prose, brutal candour and haunting, melting artwork to bring us directly into its author’s mindscape."

Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier, October 3, 2018


"Haunting and brave, inventive and honest, her work provides shape and colour to sensations that words can’t yet reach."

Steff Humm, Editor in Chief, Ink Magazine, Issue 28


“I was bowled over by the beauty of Emma’s art work. I could just gaze at the images with pure pleasure (and a degree of envy!) - but then there is also the gripping storyline that draws you in. I am so looking forward to reading the whole book.”

Bobby Baker, Artistic director of arts org. “Daily Life”


Full extract from Ink Magazine:

"A large part of memoir comes from rummaging through the past in order to light the way to the future. The act of structuring a life into a narrative is mirrored within several styles of therapy, which seek to understand the shape of an individual through methods supposed to be universal.

While it is personal by definition, the best of the memoir genre can stir up empathy in a reader from any time and place. Emma Burleigh, winner of the Laydeez Do Comics Prize 2018, achieves this in My Other Mother, My Other Self by interspersing her own story, about connecting with and understanding the decisions of her birth mother, with mythic tales and Jungian psychology.

Through evolving and often abstract watercolour, Burleigh’s images are ever in flux on the page, resulting in a dreamlike atmosphere that suits her approach to self-analysis. Each anecdote is an impression, an allegory built from what seems to be the effortless composition of complex and painful emotion. Haunting and brave, inventive and honest, her work provides shape and colour to sensations that words can’t yet reach."

Steff Humm, Editor in Chief, Ink Magazine, issue # 28


To read the rest of Andy Oliver at Broken Frontier's review go to http://www.brokenfrontier.com/emma-burleigh-my-other-mother-my-other-self-laydeez-do-comics-bczf-2018/

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