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Cat is a graduate of the UAL London College of Communication in and is a graphic artist based in South East London.

Her work covers a broad range of mediums, from graphic design to comics and printmaking. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for over ten years‚ her recent clients include: V&A‚ Illustrated People, Sisters Uncut and STRIKE! Magazine.

Her critically acclaimed zines and comics are currently stocked in London, Berlin and Hamburg at Childsdraw, GOSH!, People of Print's curated Department Store, Schikkimikki Zine Distro and Strips & Stories.


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BLACK MATTER is a story concerning the metamorphosis of a lonely young woman over the course of an evening, as she travels through her gloomy neighbourhood.

In the work, Cat Sims invokes a classic Zombie narrative, yet one that she employs in the service of psychogeography. She withholds the cause of her protagonist's infection and eventual transformation, instead, the work offers a series of deadly clues which point to a plurality of external causes; the built environment and the vast inequalities in wealth - drawn in her cityscapes, the pulsating presence of  social media/dating apps, and strange and mysterious designer drugs.    
Many of the panels were sketched on Sims' walks around her own borough of SW8. Over a two-year period she documented the vast transformation of this area. These original sketches were then reworked to compose BLACK MATTER, themselves transformed, they now exist somewhere between social record and horror fiction.



Black Matter © Cat Sims 2017

Black Matter on sale at Schikkimikki Zine Distro and Library, Neukölln, Berlin.
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