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by Al Davison category: Crowdfunding
In 1988 'Spiral Cage', my autobiography, was published. Spiral Cage is generally believed to be, not only the first British graphic-autobiography, but also the first British graphic novel in the 'graphic-medicine' genre, dealing with disability.
'Spiral Cage' dealt primarily with my experiences of living with disability in the form of Spina Bifida. But that wasn't the entire story. The second volume, 'Muscle Memory' has been in development for over 10 years and revisits my story, this time looking at my experience of child abuse. I survived 5 murder attempts by my father, in addition to 'exorcisms' and torture.
Even as a small child I knew that merely surviving wasn't enough- I had to THRIVE.
In 2014 I joined Patreon to get support to complete this second volume. I'm approaching the landmark of 100 (story) pages, but there is still a long way to go. I need more sopport to complete what will be a 400 page graphic autobiography.
Patreon supportors can pledge as little as $1.00 a month in support. In return they get exclusive behind the scenes access to extra content and sneak peaks of upcoming pages in progress, PDF's of artwork, videos and more. The work itself is online for free as pages are completed and I aim to have it in print once it is finished.
I really appreciate your support in what is definitely the biggest, most ambitious, and most personal project that I have ever attempted.
I'm a graphic novelist, illustrator, film maker, wheelchair-user and martial artist, based at Fargo Village in Coventry, where we have The Astral Gypsy, a comic shop and my art studio, that I run with my wife Maggie.
I was born in Newcastle in 1960 with severe Spina Bifida. The doctors predicted I would't survive, a prediction my father did his best to realise.